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LPGA elects Princeton AD Mollie Marcoux Samaan as its next Commissioner


Mollie Marcoux Samaan has been elected as the next Commissioner of the LPGA.

Samaan, currently acting as the Ford Family Director of Athletics at Princeton University, will succeed Mike Whan as Commissioner. Whan announced his plans to step down from the post earlier this year and has since been named as the next Chief Executive Officer of the USGA.

In a statement made through the LPGA, Marcoux Samaan said, “The LPGA Commissioner role is one of the best jobs in sports today and the opportunity of a lifetime. I’m passionate about the game of golf and have been an LPGA fan since I was a little girl.”

Marcoux Samaan will be the ninth commissioner of the LPGA since its establishment in 1950. She was elected unanimously by the LPGA’s Board of Directors.

During her tenure at Princeton, the school’s teams won a league-leading 65 Ivy League Championships and finished as high as 30th in the prestigious Learfield IMG Cup standings, which measures overall athletics success of all Division I Athletics programs.