Women's tour marks 10 years of growth under commissioner
Signed: A contract extension by Mike Whan with the LPGA to continue as commissioner, he told GolfChannel.com’s Randall Mell in a report Tuesday night. An LPGA spokeswoman confirmed the news but would not disclose terms of the deal. Whan termed it “a long-term contract,” without elaborating. He had signed a six-year extension in 2015, according to the report. Whan, 54, took over the women’s tour in 2010 amid a decline in sponsorships and tournaments and quickly turned things around. In the past decade, the tour has gone from 23 events and $40 million in prize money to the 33-tournament, $70 million-plus available this year. Whan is the eighth commissioner in LPGA history and its longest-serving leader.