PGA commissioner receives award


The American Society of Golf Course Architects has nominated Tim Finchem, commissioner of the PGA Tour, to receive the 2010 Donald Ross Award. The award will be presented in March during the ASGCA annual meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

“Tim Finchem is undoubtedly one of the most influential leaders in the game of golf with his high profile as the commissioner,” said Doug Carrick, the ASGCA’s current president. “He has used this influence to strengthen the game — through his involvement in the establishment of the World Golf Foundation and its First Tee and Golf 20/20 initiatives — and that makes him as a great choice for ASGCA’s highest award. Under his leadership, the Tour has raised more than US$1 billion for charity, and that certainly reflects very well on the game and its values. I will be personally honoured to present this award to Tim in the light of all he’s done to support the health of the game.”