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Topic - Pete Bevacqua
Consider a couple of scenes from the golf world this year, with emphasis on "world."
PGA of America president Ted Bishop recalls a Ryder Cup practice round with Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler three years ago when the conversation turned to the best courses for the matches in America.
Pete Bevacqua has been hired as chief executive officer for the PGA of America.
Before he sets out to try to keep his PGA Tour card, Erik Compton received an award Wednesday that was just as meaningful.
"I would say we're more than halfway through a serious analysis," PGA chief executive Pete Bevacqua said over the weekend.
"What's important is we boil down our missions to two pillars _ serve our members and grow the game," Bevacqua said. "The ultimate test will be can we check both boxes? Does it make sense to occasionally play the PGA Championship overseas? Would growing the brand globally help our members? Would it grow the game? Part two is easy."