Tag Archives: Mike Whan

May
11
2015

KPMG Women's PGA Champ Media Day

Next month’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship was officially introduced on Monday at Westchester Country Club, the site of the inaugural event. Well, sort of. As organizers and executives from all parties, KPMG, the LPGA, and PGA of America, pointed out, this tournament is not replacing the former 60-year-old LPGA Championship in the major line-up, but instead, the new partnership is elevating it. 

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May
30
2014

On Thursday the LPGA and PGA of America announced a partnership to rebrand and form a new major championship, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, which will replace the Wegmans LPGA Championship, starting in 2015.

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Sep
25
2013
LPGA to open in the Bahamas

LPGA to open in the Bahamas

Perhaps you can call it a Baker’s Dozen. For the first time in 13 years, the 2014 LPGA tournament schedule will kick off in January. On Wednesday the LPGA announced that the second-annual Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic will serve as the Tour’s season-opening event when it returns to the Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas, January 20-26, 2014.

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Oct
28
2011

The defending champ says woohoo!

Hit by a tough economy over the last several years, the LPGA was forced to look beyond North American borders and to Asia to fill its slim schedule — and now, the tour is expanding its global reach to Australia. Earlier this week, the LPGA announced the co-sanctioning of the Women’s Australian Open at Royal Melbourne in February 2012. Which can’t be anything other than good news, right?

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Sep
19
2011
By Stephanie Wei under LPGA

Lexi: the answer to filling the void of a dominant American star?

16-year-old American Lexi Thompson trumped the history books on Sunday, beating the field by five shots at the Navistar LPGA Classic to become the youngest winner ever on the LPGA. During a tough stretch for the struggling women’s tour that’s lacking star power and trying to remain relevant with only 23 events on its schedule — the lowest number since 1971 — Lexi’s dominant victory couldn’t have come at a better time.

But LPGA commissioner Mike Whan delivered a major buzzkill.

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