Media Buzz about 2012 LPGA Tour Schedule

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LPGA up to 27 events in 2012, adds $6.6 million
By Steve DiMeglio, USA TODAY

Extending a dramatic upswing from a worldwide recession that left the LPGA tour in peril just two years ago, the organization continued to solidify its footing with another welcome addition to its 2012 schedule — a return to Kingsmill Resort after a two-year hiatus. Read more >>


LPGA announces 2012 schedule with four more events
By Ron Sirak

There has never been any doubt that LPGA commissioner Mike Whan can work the front end of a deal. He is a born salesman with a quick wit and an agile mind fueled by a conga line of empty diet soda cans. He also believes passionately in his product. Whan thinks women's golf is under-valued by the marketplace with a lot of growth potential, and he is correct about that. Read more >>


LPGA expands schedule to 27 events in ’12
By Beth Ann Baldry

Mike Whan will deliver more in 2012.

The LPGA’s third-year commissioner has boosted the number of tournaments from 23 to 27, adding four full-field events, plus the return of the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic, according to the schedule released late Tuesday. The number of domestic events increased from 13 to 15. Only the State Farm Classic in Springfield, Ill., will not return. Read more >>


LPGA releases 2012 schedule; 27 official events
By Randall Mell

The ship doesn’t look like its foundering anymore.

With a favorable new wind in its favor, the LPGA’s sails are freshening with positive momentum going into the 2012 season.

The new schedule released Tuesday brought that kind of promise with it. Read more >>


LPGA adds four tournaments
By Associated Press

The LPGA Tour begins its new season with four additional tournaments and a lot more reason for optimism.

Just as it looked as though the tour would suffer irreparable harm from the economic downturn, Commissioner Mike Whan delivered a schedule of 27 tournaments worth $47 million (36.8 million euros) in prize money, signaling a strong recovery. Read More >>


BREAKING NEWS: LPGA returns to Kingsmill in 2012
By Rusty Carter

The LPGA is returning to Kingsmill in September after a two-year absence, the LPGA announced late Tuesday night.

In releasing its 2012 schedule, the LPGA is adding five events and losing one, the State Farm Classic. The Kingsmill Championship, sponsored by Kingsmill and new owner Xanterra, will take place Sept. 6-9, the week before the LPGA’s British Open. In 2013 Kingsmill revert to a May date after holding the tournament on Mother’s Day weekend for years. Read more >>

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