Former LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan hired as next CEO of USGA

Mike Whan is going from LPGA commissioner to the new CEO of the USGA. Whan was hired Wednesday as the USGA’s eighth top executive in its 127-year history. He takes over for Mike Davis, who is leaving after three decades with the ruling body of golf in America. Whan worked wonders in his 11 years at the LPGA Tour. Prize money nearly doubled and the tour was strong enough to survive a pandemic. He’s not the prototype CEO for the USGA. The organization wanted a leader with business savvy who could keep the USGA at the forefront in a changing industry.