Report: LPGA players call for Bivens to resign

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- LPGA officials and players want to concentrate on this week's U.S. Women's Open instead of reports that some of the tour's top players want commissioner Carolyn Bivens to resign.

LPGA spokesman David Higdon declined to comment Tuesday on reports that more than a dozen players sent a letter to the LPGA Tour's board urging Bivens to step down.

Higdon said the tour is focused "first and foremost" this week on the Open at Saucon Valley Country Club.

On Monday, Golfweek Magazine reported that key players said in the letter that the tour's woes cannot be blamed on a poor economy and that the LPGA needs a new leader to rebuild relationships with sponsors.

The LPGA has lost seven tournaments since 2007.

-- AP

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