Former LPGA commissioner Laupheimer dies at 75

Updated: December 20, 2005, 12:30 AM ET
Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- John D. Laupheimer, the second commissioner of the LPGA Tour who helped attract corporate sponsorship to women's golf during his six-year tenure, died Monday in London, former commissioner Ty Votaw said. He was 75.

Votaw said Laupheimer had been suffering from cancer and slipped into a coma a few weeks ago.

"He took great pride in being commissioner of the LPGA Tour, and great pride in whoever held the position, as being ...

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