You may recall that last week the LPGA was going to make foreign players learn to speak English by the end of 2009 or suspend them.
But after further review and mounting criticism, the tour is backing down from that policy.
LPGA Tour commissioner Carolyn Bivens said Friday the tour would have a new plan by the end of the year. That plan would not include any penalties.
Bivens said there are other ways to achieve the tour's objective of "supporting and enhancing the business opportunities for every tour player."
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