Report: Geddes leaving LPGA to join WWE


Former LPGA player and executive Jane Geddes is leaving the organization to join World Wrestling Entertainment, according to Sports Business Daily.

Geddes, who compiled 11 wins, including two majors, in a 20-year LPGA career, most recently served as the LPGA’s senior vice president for tournament operations and player services. According to SBD, Commissioner Mike Whan sent a memo to players telling them Geddes will become vice president of talent relations for Stamford, Conn.-based WWE.

“I’ve been around golf for so long that an opportunity to really go outside that – obviously at the WWE, which is a big change from the LPGA – I found that very interesting and really exciting,” Geddes told SBD.

The LPGA will have current staff assume Geddes’ duties. Her departure also leaves the International Golf Federation without a chairman, as she began a two-year term in January.

Geddes’ new boss at WWE is John Laurinaitis, executive vice president of talent relations. Laurinaitis’ nephew, James Laurinaitis, is a linebacker for the St. Louis Rams.