PGA Tour gives Tim Finchem four year extension

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem was awarded a four year extension from the PGA Tour Policy Board, that will see him retain the position through June of 2016.

In June of 1994, Finchem became the the third commissioner in the PGA Tour's history, which has seen the the tour grow tremendously in popularity not only in the U.S., but around the globe as well.

Victor Ganzi, Chairman of the PGA Tour Policy Board said, "Under Tim's leadership, and that of his Executive Team, the PGA Tour has achieved many very significant accomplishments."

"Tim has positioned the Tour for continued growth in areas such as player prize money, charity, sponsor value and growing the game around the world, and we are fortunate that he has agreed to continue as Commissioner for another four years."

"We have accomplished a lot, but there remains a great opportunity to continue to grow over the next four years," said Commissioner Finchem. "It is an honor to work in such a wonderful sport with the world's best athletes and a terrific management team. I look forward to continuing to work closely with them in the future."

Steve Stricker, a member of the PGA Tour Policy Board said, "I have been fortunate, as a member of the PGA Tour Policy Board, to see firsthand Commissioner Finchem's passion for the PGA Tour and the game of golf as a whole."

"The announcement that Tim will continue on for the next four years is great news for the PGA Tour and its players, tournaments and partners."

Finchem preceded commissioners, Joe Day and Deane Beman and has been heavily involved with adding marque events such as The Presidents Cup, WGC events and the FedEx Cup Playoff systems.

The commissioner is also a key member of the First Tee program, which he is currently the co-chair of. Bringing the game of golf to more than 10-million young people in the United States.

Quotes courtesy of PGA Tour

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