Mike Whan to Transition Out of Role as LPGA Commissioner in 2021

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LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan looks on the 18th hole after Lydia Ko's -19 under victory during the final round of the KIA Classic at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort on March 27, 2016 in Carlsbad, California.Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images

Mike Whan, the LPGA's longest-serving Commissioner, will transition out of his role in 2021 after 11 years with the organization.
Whan penned a heartfelt and compassionate letter to the LPGA Family Wednesday to share that he has notified the LPGA Board of Directors that he has "made the difficult decision to transition out of the LPGA in 2021."
"I wanted you to hear this news from me (directly), because I consider each of you my friend. We’ll have the opportunity for a proper farewell when the time comes," Whan wrote. "Until then, please know that you have touched my heart and become friends and teammates I will cherish for a lifetime!"
You can read the full letter below.