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Golf: LPGA Tour Commissioner Announces Resignation


Ladies' Professional Golf Association Tour commissioner Ty Votaw has announced his resignation effective at the end of the 2005 season.

No reason was given for the decision.

The 42-year-old Votaw has been commissioner since 1999. He oversaw a period of extensive growth in women's professional golf.

During Votaw's tenure, the number of tournaments that offer $1 million in prize money has risen from 12 to 30. Four tournaments now offer at least $2 million in total prize money.

The average purse per tournament has also grown from $840,000 to more than $1.4 million.

The LPGA Board of Directors has established a 10-member search committee to look for Votaw's replacement.

Some information for this story provided by AP.