50 Most Influential People in Sports Business
By mustang6560 on 12/13/11
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem moved up five spots from 2010 to number 14 on the list of the 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business.
Despite a down economy and Tiger Woods’ continued playing woes, Finchem came through by working at the CEO level to bring millions of new sponsorship dollars into the sport. He also generated raises in new nine-year TV contracts with CBS and NBC, while embracing the tour’s youth movement, which helped shift the conversation away from Woods.
I don't know much about Tim, or the people who preceded him, so I can't comment on how well he is doing compared to his predecessors. However, the fact the PGA Tour seems to be doing well financially in a down economy is indication enough for me that he is an effective CEO. Tim ranked behind the commissioners of the "big four" sports in the US. Bud Selig (MLB) was the highest ranked commissioner at number two, followed by Roger Goodell (NFL) at number four, David Stern (NBA) at number 6 and Gary Bettman (NHL) at number nine.

Steve Burke, the CEO of NBC Universal, topped the list as the most influential man who wears a suit.



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photo by Keith Allison


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bkuehn1952 says:
Tim Finchem's compensation would place him 3rd on the 2011 PGA Tour "Money List". Not bad for the CEO of a charitable organization.
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