Magazines report Whan to be new commissioner


NEW YORK 'Two golf magazines have reported that Michael Whan has been selected new LPGA Tour commissioner and will be introduced Wednesday morning 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 Monday.

He will replace Carolyn Bivens, who was ousted by the players this summer.