PGA dropping Atlanta-area tour stop

PGA dropping Atlanta-area tour stop

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., June 9 (UPI) -- PGA Tour officials said Monday they are removing the Atlanta-area tour stop from their 2009 schedule, ending a 42-year association.

Pete Dye to go into Golf Hall of Fame

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., May 6 (UPI) -- Golf course architect Pete Dye will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in November.
Woods -- again -- wins McCormack Award

Woods -- again -- wins McCormack Award

ORLANDO, Fla., March 13 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods has won his 10th consecutive Mark H. McCormack Award, given the golfer rated No. 1 in the world the most weeks in a calendar year.
Couples, Norman lead Presidents Cup teams

Couples, Norman lead Presidents Cup teams

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Fred Couples will lead the U.S. team and Greg Norman will captain the international team for the 2009 Presidents Cup golf event.
Tigers Woods is PGA Player of the Year

Tigers Woods is PGA Player of the Year

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods won a vote of other golf professionals and was selected the PGA Player of the Year for third consecutive year and ninth time overall.

Hal Sutton given Payne Stewart Award

ATLANTA, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Hal Sutton has been selected to receive the Payne Stewart Award for his successful golf career and charitable efforts off the course.
JOHN HENDEL, NewsTrack Editor

Mickelson withdraws from BMW Championship

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson, one day after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship, withdrew Tuesday from the next round of the PGA's FedEx Cup.

PGA Tour headed for drug testing

CROMWELL, Conn., June 20 (UPI) -- The commissioner of the PGA Tour said Wednesday he thinks the sport of golf is close to initiating a drug-testing policy.

Melbourne to host 2011 Presidents Cup

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., April 2 (UPI) -- PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem announced Monday the 2011 Presidents Cup will be played in Melbourne.

The PGA cancels The International

CASTLE ROCK, Colo., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The PGA Thursday canceled The International -- played annually in Castle Rock, Colo. -- from its annual tour schedule.

Nationwide to continue tour sponsorship

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Nationwide and the PGA Tour said they were extending the company's developmental golf tour sponsorship through 2013. The PGA said that since Nationwide took over sponsorship of its developmental tour in 2003, television audiences, prize money and course a

PGA announces playoff, points plan

NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- The PGA Tour hopes to add the feeling of post-season drama with its new FedEx Cup playoff-style format that begins in 2007.

FedEx, PGA ink deal for new tourney format

MEMPHIS, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The PGA Tour and FedEx announced a deal Wednesday that will overhaul the championship structure and bring in a new corporate sponsor.

Ernie Els done for 2005

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., July 29 (UPI) -- Ernie Els will sit out the remainder of the 2005 PGA tour due to a knee injury and surgery, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said Friday.

Singh favored in Houston Open

HOUSTON, April 20 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh, a member of the this year's World Golf Hall of Fame induction class, will be the favorite when the Houston Open begins Thursday.
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Tim Finchem
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)

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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