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MAYOR BLOOMBERG AT REPLICA SAWGRASS HOLE IN NEW YORK
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem speaks while standing in front of a replica of the famed TPC Sawgrass 17th hole at Rockefeller Center in New York City on May 3, 2007. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)
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Timothy W. Finchem (born April 19, 1947) is the current Commissioner of golf's PGA Tour.

Finchem was born in Ottawa, Illinois. He took the position on June 1, 1994 succeeding Deane Beman, who retired after nearly 20 years in the post. Finchem had previously served as Vice President of Business Affairs, Deputy Commissioner, and Chief Operating Officer of the Tour.

Finchem graduated from Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He attended the University of Richmond on a debate scholarship, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1973. After practicing law in Virginia Beach for three years, Finchem served in the White House during the administration of Jimmy Carter as Deputy Advisor to the President in the Office of Economic Affairs in 1978 and 1979. In the early 1980s, Finchem co-founded the National Marketing and Strategies Group in Washington, D.C.

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