Magazines report Whan to be new US LPGA boss
Two American golf magazines have reported that Michael Whan has been selected as the new U.S. LPGA Tour commissioner and will be introduced on Wednesday in New York. Golfweek magazine obtained a memo from acting commissioner Marty Evans informing players that Whan has "extensive brand management and marketing experience, including two stints in the golf industry with TaylorMade and Wilson." Golf Digest also reported on its Web site that Whan, most recently president and CEO of Mission Itech Hockey, was offered the job on Friday and accepted it on Monday. He will replace Carolyn Bivens, who was ousted by the players this summer.