PGA of America's CEO doesn't renew contract

"I am proud of everything we have accomplished for our more than 30,000 members and for the game"

by Andrea Gussoni
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PGA of America's CEO doesn't renew contract
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Thunderbolt at the PGA of America. Its CEO, Seth Waugh, announced that he would not go beyond his contract which expires on June 30, 2024. Kerry Haigh, head of the PGA Championships, will act in the interim until the arrival of a new boss.

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After Martin Slumbers, at the Royal & Ancient, and Keith Pelley, on the DP World Tour, this is a third senior official in world golf who has decided to leave his position. PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh will not renew his contract, which expires June 30.

However, he plans to take on an advisory role with the body that oversees professional golf in the United States, including the PGA Championship, the second men's Grand Slam tournament of the golf season. “I am proud of everything we have accomplished for our more than 30,000 members and for the game,” said Seth Waugh in a press release.

I have enjoyed every moment of serving alongside all of my colleagues, all of the different officers and board members, and also getting to know many of our dedicated members who are on the front lines of the game. " “The objective from the start was to leave the place in a better condition than we found it and I believe that together we achieved this,” he adds.

Kerry Haigh, head of PGA Championships, will serve as interim CEO until a successor to Seth Waugh arrives. “On behalf of the PGA of America’s more than 30,000 golf professionals, we are grateful for Seth’s leadership and all he has accomplished for our members, our game, our company and our people.

He skillfully guided us through incredibly difficult times and was always a great partner. We are fortunate to now be able to call on him for his advice. They will always be useful,” commented John Lindert, President of the PGA of America.

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