There was no sugarcoating this one with an "it's not you, it's me" speech. As far as the LPGA was concerned, its struggles during Bivens' four-year run as commissioner rested squarely on her shoulders. Amid a tenure that included thinning schedule of events, a media boycott, senior staff resignations, failed policies and angered sponsors, Bivens was finally pushed out in July of 2009. She may have technically stepped down, but it came after a group of players, including Lorena Ochoa and Paula Creamer, gave a letter to the LPGA Board saying the "vast majority" of LPGA members were "extremely dissatisfied" and asked for her "immediate resignation." Her departure left the LPGA on precarious footing when Mike Whan officially took over in 2010.