Less than four years after Ty Votaw married Sophie Gustafson of Sweden, whom he began dating while still commissioner of the LPGA Tour, the couple has divorced.
According to records in St. Johns County, Fla., the marriage was dissolved Jan. 25, and the judge ordered the case sealed a day later. Votaw is the PGA Tour's chief spokesman, who also spearheaded the successful bid to get golf back in the Olympics. Gustafson has 23 victories worldwide and has played on the last seven Solheim Cup teams.
Votaw took on some controversy and even an LPGA board review of the relationship (it saw no conflict) when he began dating Gustafson in 2002 after his first marriage ended in divorce. He retired as LPGA commissioner in 2005, and they married in June 2006.
Contacted by e-mail, Votaw declined to comment.