In his new role as senior director of player relations for the USGA, Jason Gore has a clear challenge: Rebuild the relationship between professional golfers and the governing body of the American game.
Gore, a 44-year-old Californian who played 22 seasons on the PGA and Web.com tours, winning a total of eight times, seems to be the perfect man for the newly created job.
“I think I have the one factor that players kind of need and that’s to look at them and say, ‘I get it, I’ve been there.’ That’s the one thing I want to bring to the USGA, the ‘I get it, I’ve been there’ factor,” Gore said.
“For the players to realize I’m going to work my you-know-what off for them because we want to get things right. Players now have a huge voice. We want to make sure we’re not the crazy guys in the lab coats trying to stab them over here. We love golf. They love golf. Let’s all love golf together kind of deal.”
Gore is moving his family from California to New Jersey as he begins this new portion of his career. The idea was broached to him...
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