Golf Digest and GolfWeek Magazine reported on their Web sites Thursday that the embattled commissioner will be replaced.
Golf Digest cites multiple sources saying Bivenss four-year tenure could end as soon as next week.
Bivens has 18 months left on a three-year contract extension signed in 2008. Citing a source in tournament management, Golf Digest reported that a general agreement on financial terms was reached with Bivens late Wednesday.
A faction of tour players had sent a letter to the LPGA Tour board seeking Bivens resignation. The letter said the tours problems cant be blamed on a poor economy and a new leader is needed.