PGA TOUR Com­mis­sioner Jay Mon­a­han Named World Golf Foun­da­tion Chair­man

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ST. AU­GUS­TINE, FL – World Golf Foun­da­tion (WGF) – the or­ga­ni­za­tion unit­ing the golf in­dus­try to sup­port ini­tia­tives to grow the game – an­nounces Jay Mon­a­han, PGA TOUR Com­mis­sioner, has been named WGF Chair­man for 2018 by the Board of Di­rec­tors. He suc­ceeds LPGA Com­mis­sioner Mike Whan.

Mon­a­han was ap­pointed the fourth com­mis­sioner of the PGA TOUR on Novem­ber 7, 2016, of­fi­cially tak­ing of­fice and suc­ceed­ing for­mer Com­mis­sioner Tim Finchem on Jan­uary 1, 2017.

“I look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing to work closely with the mem­bers of the World Golf Foun­da­tion in our ef­forts to find new ways to bring this great game to a broader, younger, more di­verse au­di­ence,” said Mon­a­han. “We are ex­cited about the state of our sport and con­fi­dent that with con­tin­ued col­lab­o­ra­tion, we can en­sure its fu­ture growth and suc­cess.”

Mon­a­han, who joined the PGA TOUR in June 2008 as Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of THE PLAY­ERS Cham­pi­onship, had served as Deputy Com­mis­sioner since April 1, 2014; he as­sumed the ad­di­tional ti­tle of Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer in early 2016, work­ing di­rectly with Com­mis­sioner Finchem on the en­tire scope of the TOUR’s busi­ness op­er­a­tions and strat­egy.

Mon­a­han came to the PGA TOUR from Fen­way Sports Group (FSG). He served as FSG’s Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent, lead­ing the sales and busi­ness de­vel­op­ment team for the prop­erty own­er­ship and rep­re­sen­ta­tion di­vi­sions. Ad­di­tion­ally, he directed FSG’s spon­sor­ship sales op­er­a­tions for Bos­ton Col­lege Athletics, the Bos­ton Red Sox, Ma­jor League Base­ball Ad­vanced Me­dia and NASCAR’s Roush Fen­way Rac­ing, among oth­ers.

Along with Mon­a­han, other WGF Board mem­bers in­clude: Pete Be­vac­qua, CEO of the PGA of Amer­ica; Mike Davis, CEO/Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of the USGA; Will Jones, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of The Masters Tour­na­ment Foun­da­tion; Keith Pel­ley, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of the PGA Euro­pean Tour; Martin Slum­bers, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of The R&A, and Mike Whan, Com­mis­sioner of the LPGA.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. world­golf­foun­da­tion.org.

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