PGA, Players Championship increase prize money

SEA ISLAND, Ga., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Both the PGA Championship and Players Championship will offer $10 million in prize money next year, it was announced Wednesday.

Golfer Miller Barber dies at 82

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., June 12 (UPI) -- Miller Barber, who won 35 times on the PGA and Champions tours but never a major event, has died, a PGA official said Wednesday. He was 82.
PGA Tour won't suspend Vijay Singh for using deer antler spray

PGA Tour won't suspend Vijay Singh for using deer antler spray

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 30 (UPI) -- Golfer Vijay Singh won't be suspended for using deer antler spray, PGA Tour Commission Tim Finchem announced Tuesday.

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PGA Tour won't ban putter anchoring

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The PGA Tour won't follow the R&A and USGA in banning the anchoring of putters, Commissioner Tim Finchem announced Sunday.

PGA drops 'Q-school' as tour pathway

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., March 20 (UPI) -- Players will qualify for the PGA Tour solely through the Nationwide Tour, rather than the annual "Q-school" tournament, the golf body said Tuesday.
Finchem given 4 more years with PGA Tour

Finchem given 4 more years with PGA Tour

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Tim Finchem has been given four more years as commissioner of the PGA Tour, it was announced Wednesday.
PGA Tour announces 2012 schedule

PGA Tour announces 2012 schedule

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The PGA Tour said its 2012 schedule will open with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii Jan. 2-9, the first of 37 events on the calendar.
PGA strikes new CBS, NBC deals

PGA strikes new CBS, NBC deals

NORTON, Mass., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The PGA Tour has new television deals with CBS and NBC, Commissioner Tim Finchem announced Thursday at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Shell Oil sticking with Houston Open

HOUSTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Shell Oil Co. will be the top sponsor of the Houston Open through 2017, it was announced Tuesday.
Furyk named PGA Tour player of the year

Furyk named PGA Tour player of the year

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem announced Saturday Jim Furyk had been voted the circuit's player of the year.

Nationwide to sponsor PGA's Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Nationwide Insurance said it would end its sponsorship of the PGA Tour's developmental tournaments but will be a sponsor at the main tour's Memorial Tournament.

Finchem: Tour can survive without Woods

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said Thursday he thinks golf's premier circuit can remain healthy no matter how long Tiger Woods stays away.

PGA announces 2010 tour schedule

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Next year's PGA Tour will include a full slate of 37 events despite the ongoing economic doldrums, tour officials announced Tuesday.
U.S. Open champ Orville Moody dies

U.S. Open champ Orville Moody dies

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Orville Moody, who advanced through local qualifying to win the 1969 U.S. Open, has died in Texas at the age of 74.
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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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