USGA confirms that Mike Whan will replace Mike Davis as CEO this summer Golf news

Mike Whan will replace Mike Davis as CEO of the United States Golf Association. Whan resigned as LPGA commissioner last month.

Last updated: 17/02/21 16:16


Mike Whan will take over as CEO of USGA this summer

Former LPGA commissioner Mike Whan will take over as executive director of USGA later this year, it has been confirmed.

Whan announced last month that he is giving up his role in LPGA after an 11-year term, and will now replace Mike Davis in the summer as USGA CEO.

Davis is leaving USGA after 30 years to start a new golf course design business with Tom Fazio, and Whan is looking forward to the challenge ahead.

“As someone who grew up loving this game, I have always had great respect for the USGA and its role in running our sport,” Whan said.

Whan will replace Mike Davis

Whan will replace Mike Davis

“The game has given me so much in my life, both personally and professionally. I know I have a lot to learn, but I’m really excited about this role because it gives me the opportunity to not only get back into the game, but also try to leave it stronger. “

USGA President Stu Francis added: “Mike Whan is a proven, successful and transformative leader, not only in the golf industry, but throughout his career.

“He has shown a unique ability to understand how the environment is changing in global golf and how to quickly and thoughtfully adapt an organization to meet those changes.

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“Most importantly, Mike is already a trusted colleague for so many key stakeholders in the industry, and his existing relationships will not only help USGA, but will also help improve the game.”

Davis said: “It has been a pleasure to work with Mike Whan for many years and I consider him a reliable, strategic leader who has proven results in building collaborative partnerships.

“I know the USGA will be in great hands and I look forward to partnering with Mike to ensure a smooth and successful transition for the USGA.”

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