Ty Votaw has already done a big favor for
Carolyn Bivens, his successor as commissioner of the LPGA Tour.
"No one will ask her when we're bringing a tournament back to
Florida,'' Votaw said with a laugh.
For the first time in five years, the spring schedule will
include an LPGA Tour event in the Sunshine State. The Ginn Clubs &
Resorts Open will be played April 27-30 at Reunion Resort & Club of
Votaw resisted putting a tournament in Florida unless it was a
strong event, and this has all the trappings. It will offer $2.5
million in prize money, joining the Evian Masters as the richest
among regular LPGA Tour events.
The weekend rounds will be televised by CBS Sports.