"I can’t deal with that woman"

Beth Ann Baldry and Gene Yasuda talk to various folks tied to the LPGA Tour and get all sorts of interesting feedback about Carolyn Bivens.

Laura Davies recently asked a sponsor whom she considers a longtime friend whether the company pulled out because of financial difficulties.

“He said, ‘No, our business is great. I can’t deal with that woman,’ ” Davies said.

Katherine Hull tells a similar story from a conversation she had with tournament staff from another long-standing tournament.

“They said, ‘As long as Carolyn is commissioner of the LPGA, we will not sign a contract,’ ” Hull said.