If there was any question about Deputy PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan having to wait longer for Commissioner Tim Finchem to give up the keys to the corporate jet, any doubt was set aside with the naming of Deputy Commissioner as the new COO.
With his contract soon up, this essentially ensures a few more years of Finchem bringing his special blend of wit, wisdom and commissioning prowess to the golfing world. Even though he likes to run off most folks at 60 and a Monahan elevation would have mirrored the progressive leaps that MLB and the NBA have taken with their commissionerships, somehow the Policy Board run by Finchem just can't get enough of his charm.
Here's the release on Monahan's promotion, which also ensures that he has even more thankless tasks added to his plate already filled by sponsors lunches and sponsor meetings.
No word yet on the status of the current co-COO's Charlie Zink and Ed Moorhouse, who are still listed on the tour's Executive Bio page.
COO added to PGA TOUR Deputy Commissioner Jay Monahan’s Job Title
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (March 24, 2016) – PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem announced today that Jay Monahan has been named Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the PGA TOUR, effective April 1. Monahan has served as Deputy Commissioner since April 1, 2014.
“This is another step in the organization’s succession planning as Jay continues to work closely with me pertaining to all business matters,” Finchem said.
Prior to being named Deputy Commissioner, Monahan served as Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at the TOUR from 2013-2014. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President for Business Development from 2010-13 and oversaw THE PLAYERS Championship as Executive Director from 2008-2010.
Monahan came to the TOUR from Fenway Sports Group (FSG), where he served as executive vice president.