Appointed: Guy Kinnings, as the European Tour’s deputy CEO and Ryder Cup director, the tour announced. Kinnings has been with management company IMG since 1989, most recently as senior vice president and chairman of golf. Kinnings will report to tour CEO Keith Pelley and take over the tour’s Ryder Cup duties after this fall’s biennial matches at Le Golf National in France.
Announced: By the LPGA, a name for its previously scheduled tournament this fall in Shanghai. The Buick LPGA Shanghai will be played Oct. 18-21 at Qizhong Garden Golf Club. The 81-player, no-cut event will be the fourth tournament on the tour’s seven-stop Asia Swing in the fall that also will feature tournaments in Malaysia, South Korea (two), Taiwan, Japan and on China’s Hainan Island.