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Valderramas Pitino to Head PGA of Europe

Jaime Ortiz-Patino, the owner of Valderrama golf course in southern Spain, was named the new president of the PGA of Europe. Patino, who succeeds John Jacobs, will serve a two-year term.
'My respect and admiration for the professional golfers of Europe is well known,' said Patino. 'I believe that golf is a powerful influence for good and I especially believe that the professional golfers of Europe are vital role models for the young. This is a role which they fill most worthily and I am honored to have been invited to become their honorary president.'
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