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  • "One of the things you have to do as a governing body is to treat golf as a sport, as opposed to a business," Dawson said. "Other bodies might put business first because of priorities. The commercial side of what we do is very important to allow us to fulfill the governance role, and you can't lose sight of that. But I view golf first. Business is close. If you're scrambling for finances, it's difficult to maintain your principles. So the financial success is important to sport."

    Dawson heading to back 9 of R&A leadership →

  • Dawson announced last month that he will retire in September 2015 as secretary of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club and chief executive of The R&A, a business division he wisely created 10 years ago.

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