Here's an excerpt from the statement from LPGA commissioner Carol Bivens about the now rescinded language policy:
The LPGA has received valuable feedback from a variety of constituents regarding the recently announced penalties attached to our effective communications policy. We have decided to rescind those penalty provisions.
After hearing the concerns, we believe there are other ways to achieve our shared objective of supporting and enhancing the business opportunities for every Tour player. In that spirit, we will continue communicating with our diverse Tour players to develop a better alternative. The LPGA will announce a revised approach, absent playing penalties, by the end of 2008.
Hmmm..."valuable feedback from a variety of constituents." Carol Bivens, have you been reading my blog??
More likely State Farm called her up and said they were not too pleased to be associated with such a xenophobic, reactionary organization.