As I predicted a few days ago, Carolyn Bivens has quit the LPGA commissioner gig. Had she not quit, she would have been booted out.
Marsha Evans is the interim commissioner until a replacement can be found. The LPGA hopes to have a permanent (as permanent as is possible) replacement by year’s end.
The rumors have been flying for a while. Now there are headlines surfacing saying that Carolyn Bivens, LPGA Tour Commissioner, will be either fired or will quit by next week.
The so called “death sentence” was a letter submitted by some top players on the LPGA Tour asking for Bivens to resign.
Many have said that Bivens has not been good for the LPGA. I’m not informed enough to really make such a call. I just don’t follow the LPGA much.
All I can say is that it won’t necessarily make things any better with her out. The economy stinks and the LPGA Tour is a 3rd or 4th tier product.
I want to watch the best, like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Ochoa is incredible, yes, but I want to watch THE best golfers in the world and they’re not on the LPGA Tour.
John Daly has received a sponsor’s exemption to the Canadian Open at Glen Abbey, a week after the British Open.
The Tiger Factor
Many people get tired of the golf media, announcers, TGC (Tiger is God Channel) and web sites constantly talking about Tiger Woods. But the fact is, Tiger is what 99% of the viewers want. When Tiger is playing, golf web traffic skyrockets and golf television rankings go through the roof.
Case in point
This year’s AT&T’s rating were three times as high this year with Tiger in the field over last year when Tiger was injured.
I personally love watching Tiger. I love watching the best golfer play golf, and history being made. Just like when Michael Jordan played, I watched even though the Bulls weren’t my team.
No matter who rises to challenge Tiger, be it Bob May, Anthony Kim, Chris Dimarco or Rocco Mediate, Tiger rises that much higher. It is truly amazing. No wonder the general public wants to see Tiger and no wonder the golf media gives them plenty.
Tiger is 240 out hitting a 3-iron. He pulls it 40 yards left and over the gallery. Some idiot in the gallery yells at the top of his voice, “get in the hole.”
Phil Mickelson is in the US OPEN, hacking out of knee long rough, trying to get back to the fairway. “Get in the hole.”
Fred Couples hits a terrible 30 foot putt, pulling it 12 feet left. “Get in the hole.”
Anthony Kim (today) is in the deep left rough, just trying to hit the green. “Get in the hole.”
Memo to all you beer drinking idiots who know nothing about golf: SHUT THE F&*K UP.
Anyone else who is standing by these boneheads in the gallery, would you please join our cause and help us out by letting them know how stupid they are and that they should either shut up or leave? Please?