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LPGA has Bivens on the ropes

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Word coming from Sports Business Daily is that LPGA commissioner Carolyn Bivens is being boxed into a corner at the moment by the Tour’s board. The only way out appears to be a buyout of the final two years of her current contract. It was only a matter of time before this happened.

Here’s the article from SI.com (via SBD).

LPGA commissioner Carolyn Bivens reportedly is agreeable to a buyout of the final two years of her contract amid calls for her resignation by key players.

Sports Business Daily cited sources on its Web site Thursday that the LPGA Tour board has authorized a golf industry executive to contact potential candidates to replace Bivens.

The sports trade daily reports the tour’s board was not actively negotiating a buyout, but talks are expected to begin soon and could be completed in a week.

A faction of players has sent a letter to the board seeking Bivens’ ouster. The group says the tour’s problems can’t be blamed on a poor economy and a new leader is needed.

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Written by Jonathan Wall

07/09/2009 at 7:03 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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