Golf Innerview with Ann Liguori

Mollie Marcoux Samaan: The state of the LPGA

LPGA Commissioner joins host Ann Liguori to talk about the Tour's evolution during her tenure and its current run of momentum

LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan joins "Golf Innerview" podcast host Ann Liguori to talk about the Tour's roll of momentum, which includes higher purses, better courses and talk of merging with the Ladies European Tour — and the specter of LIV Golf.

[1:00] On four LPGA tournaments being played in New Jersey over a six-week span in May and June
[2:44] The LPGA playing top-rate courses
[3:24] The Founders Cup honoring the 13 Founding LPGA members and celebrating their vision and accomplishments 
[5:39] Nancy Lopez being an ambassador for women's golf
[6:44] Prize money surpassing $100 million in 2023
[8:44] The LPGA exploring a potential merger with the Ladies European Tour
[10:04] Whether she has heard from Greg Norman, CEO of LIV Golf, who has said he'd like to see a Ladies LIV Tour
[10:60] Whether sponsorships and media coverage in women's sports has increased overall, and the strong ratings of the Chevron Championship's final round
[12:25] On the Summit of Leaders in the Industry gathering at the Chevron Championship to share best practices
[14:00] Using golf as a platform to elevate women 
[14:45] Playing in pro-ams when she can

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