Wednesday, December 21

BBC's Iain Carter on Outgoing PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem

TIM FINCHEM HAS BEEN AT THE HELM of the PGA Tour since 1994. Finchem's tenure as PGA Tour Commissioner will end soon. Deputy commish Jay Monahan will take over.

Recently, Finchem had a wide-ranging conversation with BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter that published on Monday.

The Tour's accomplishments and disappointments are covered, including the emergence of Tiger Woods and a new era in golf:
The biggest influence during his time in charge has undoubtedly been Tiger Woods. Finchem was two years into his job when the man who went on to win 14 majors first arrived on the scene. 
"It helped fuel everything we were trying to do," said the out-going commissioner. 
But despite having a black man dominate the game for the best part of two decades, there has been no significant increase in elite players emerging from communities beyond traditional white-dominated golfing heartlands.
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