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LPGA won't suspend players over English-speaking requirement

Updated: September 7, 2008, 5:41 PM ET
Associated Press

The LPGA Tour's "mea culpa" didn't need much translation.

Facing anger from lawmakers and bewilderment from sponsors, the LPGA Tour backed off plans to suspend players who cannot speak English well enough to be understood at pro-ams, in interviews or in making acceptance speeches at tournaments in the United States.

The policy has generated a storm of bad publicity since it was announced last month.

LPGA Tour commissioner Carolyn Bivens said she would have a revised plan by ...

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