Former PGA Tour executive Ty Votaw's first official day of retirement was July 5. Photo: Sam Greenwood, Getty Images
There is a difference between retiring and actually being retired.
At least there is to Ty Votaw, who recently retired from the PGA Tour, ending a 31-year run as one of golf’s most omnipresent and influential administrators.
On the phone from his home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, earlier this month, Votaw was beginning what sounds like a temporary transition from his workaday world to something, well, different.
“Yesterday (Tuesday, July 5) was my first official day of retirement. My last day at the tour was July 1. Saturday, Sunday, Monday felt like every other one except I didn’t have anything to look forward to in terms of going to the office or getting on an airplane. It was my first experience doing that in 31 years,” Votaw said.
The obvious question is how did he spend his newfound freedom?
He made some calls about his medical insurance and checked on his retirement fund, among other things. Vo...
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