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Finchem to Receive PGAs Distinguished Service Award

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PGA of AmericaPGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem has been named the recipient of the 2002 PGA of America Distinguished Service Award.
 
'Tim Finchem has been a tremendous advocate of grass roots golf and the positive impact the game has on the communities it serves and the people who live in them,' said PGA of America President Jack Connelly. 'Tim has also demonstrated a great respect for the work of PGA Professionals in growing golf and perpetuating the ideals of the game.'
 
The PGA Distinguished Service Award honors individuals whose love and enthusiasm for the game has resulted in a universal impact on the life and livelihood of the PGA Professional, and whose humanitarian qualities and integrity have helped perpetuate the values and ideals of The PGA of America.
 
Tim Finchem Headshot'Receiving the PGA Distinguished Service Award, The PGA's highest award, is very humbling, and to join this prestigious list of honorees is indeed overwhelming,' said Finchem.
 
Finchem, 55, will be honored in a ceremony at The Historic State Theatre in Minneapolis, Minn. during the 84th PGA Championship.
 
Past PGA Distinguished Service Award recipients:
 
2001- Mark McCormack
2000- Jack Nicklaus
1999- Bill Dickey
1998- Paul Runyan
1997- George Bush
1996- Frank Chirkinian
1995- Patty Berg
1994- Arnold Palmer
1993- Byron Nelson
1992- Gene Sarazen
1991- Gerald Ford
1990- No award
1989- Bob Hope
1988- Herb Graffis
 
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