Without striking a shot in competition, Tim Finchem changed professional golf. In the simplest terms, he took a good thing – the PGA Tour – and made it better. Much better.
Bigger. Richer. More generous.
It’s why Finchem will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame when its next class goes in (the date is still to be determined), joining Tiger Woods and Marion Hollins as the newest inductees with more honorees to be announced soon.
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Finchem goes in not for how he played the game – he’s still a good amateur player at age 73 – but for how he led the tour through boom times and challenging times. He minimized the lows and maximized the highs.
While halls of fame are built on competitive achievement, there is room for the influencers as well. The National Baseball Hall of Fame is filled with former commissioners, managers and even a few umpires. The Pro Football Hall of Fame includes former commissioners and team owners.
Finchem’s list of achievements is impossible to ignore. ... His...
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