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IMG Golf appoints comms director

IMG Golf North America has appointed Mike Scanlan as its director of public relations and communications.

Scanlan joins IMG following a seven-year stint at Ladies Professional Golfers’ Association (LPGA), where he most recently held the role of media communications director. Between 2007 and 2013, he travelled to more than 140 LPGA tournaments in 13 countries, organising media efforts at 15 major championships and three Solheim Cup tournaments.

He also orchestrated the media launch of the International Crown, organised global media for Inbee Park’s major championship run and handled crisis communications.

Clarke Jones, IMG Golf senior vice-president and managing director of the Americas, said: "We are very pleased to have attracted a professional of Mike's calibre. Mike has great skills and a terrific reputation with the golf media and we are confident he will contribute greatly to the continued success of IMG Golf."