Finchem releases statement on Bishop's removal

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PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem released a statement Saturday regarding Ted Bishop, one day after Bishop was removed as president of the PGA of America over insensitive remarks posted on social media:

"We understand and respect the PGA of America's decision regarding Ted Bishop," Finchem said. "During Ted's presidency, he accomplished many positive things and the PGA of America and the PGA Tour have worked in a much more collaborative and positive way as a result of his leadership.

"While his remarks on social media were unfortunate and inappropriate, Ted's apology was heartfelt and sincere. We will always appreciate Ted's commitment to the game of golf."