LPGA Elects Mollie Marcoux Samaan As New Commissioner

News Release DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – The Board of Directors of the LPGA has unanimously elected Mollie Marcoux Samaan as its next Commissioner. Marcoux Samaan, currently Ford Family Director of Athletics at Princeton University, will become the ninth Commissioner of the LPGA since its formation in 1950. She will succeed Commissioner Mike Whan who notified … Read more

LPGA NEWS: West Coast Swing Begins; How to Watch the Kia Classic

Embed from Getty ImagesBy LPGA Newsletter The LPGA Tour returns to Aviara Golf Club for the 11th Kia Classic after the 2020 competition was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. How to Watch the Kia Classic Golf Channel (all times Eastern) Thursday, Mar. 25– 9-11 p.m. (Tape Delay) Friday, Mar. 26 – 9-11 p.m. (Tape … Read more

Help Wanted: Opening for New Commissioner Posted at LPGA.com

Embed from Getty ImagesNEED A JOB? THE LPGA IS HIRING. Seriously, I stopped by LPGA.com and noticed a “Commissoner’s Search” tab on their site. I clicked and up popped the opening for a new commissioner to replace outgoing commissioner Mike Whan, who is headed to the USGA. Executive search firm Spencer Stuart is leading the … Read more

The Ladies Scottish Open Tees Off, Denmark’s Nicole Broch Larsen Leads After 67

Embed from Getty Images THE LPGA AND LET TOURS have joined forces in Scotland, the Home of Golf, where earlier today the women teed off in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club. Nicole Broch Larsen is the first-round leader after carding a 4-under 67. The 27-year-old Dane finished in a tie for … Read more

2019 LPGA Tour Season Concludes With The CME Group Tour Championship on NBC Sports

Embed from Getty Images By GOLF Channel Communications ORLANDO, Fla.  – Tiburon Golf Club in Naples sets the stage this week for the season-ending event on the LPGA Tour, the CME Group Tour Championship, taking place Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 21-24. GOLF Channel will air the first three days of coverage, with the final round airing on … Read more

GOLF CENTRAL: LPGA Player and Her Caddie Disagree on Circumstances That Led to DQ

Your browser does not support iframes. WHAT A MESS. The player, Doris Chen, explained what happened to her golf ball that resulted in a disqualification. But the caddie, Alex Valer, had a very different take. In the vicinity of the incident was Chen’s mother. Did the mother play a role? GolfChannel.com’s Randall Mell reported on … Read more

Jeff Babineau’s Remembrance of Hall-of-Fame Golfer Carol Mann

I’VE HAD THIS IN MY EMAIL INBOX for nearly two weeks and am sorry I didn’t share it earlier. Carol Mann won 38 tournaments, including two majors. LPGA star Carol Mann died recently and veteran golf journalist Jeff Babineau wrote a terrific article about her in MORNING READ. Babineau got to know Mann through the … Read more

VIDEO: LPGA Players to Watch in 2018 and LPGA Tour Schedule

Embed from Getty Images 2017 WAS A GREAT YEAR in golf. What will 2018 bring? Amy Rogers and Ron Sirak preview the 2018 season on the LPGA Tour. Who do they like? Sirak’s first pick might surprise you. Meanwhile, Rogers spotlights a young player who dominated the game until recently. LPGA Video Preview 2018 LPGA … Read more

Golf on TV: Evian Championship (LPGA’s Fifth Major) on Golf Channel

Embed from Getty Images From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. – The world’s top female professional golfers are converging upon Evian-les-Bains, France this week for the LPGA Tour’s fifth and final major of 2017, The Evian Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 14-17. Golf Channel and NBC will combine for nearly 25 hours of tournament coverage, the most … Read more