The PGA Tour is the organizer of the main professional golf tours played by men in the United States and North America. It organizes most of the events on the flagship annual series of tournaments known as the PGA Tour, as well as PGA Tour Champions and the Korn Ferry Tour, as well as PGA Tour Canada, PGA Tour Latinoamérica, PGA Tour China; the PGA Tour is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, a suburb of Jacksonville. Established by the Professional Golfers' Association of America, it was spun off in December 1968 into a separate organization for tour players, as opposed to club professionals, the focal members of today's PGA of America; the "Tournament Players Division", it adopted the name "PGA Tour" in 1975 and runs most of the week-to-week professional golf events on the tournament known as the PGA Tour, including The Players Championship, hosted at TPC Sawgrass. The remaining events on the PGA Tour are run by different organizations, as are the U. S.-based LPGA Tour for women and other men women's professional tours around the world.
In 2019 there were 825 PGA registered players. The tour began 91 years ago in 1929 and at various times the tournament players had attempted to operate independently from the club professionals. With an increase of revenue in the late 1960s due to expanded television coverage, a dispute arose between the touring professionals and the PGA of America on how to distribute the windfall; the tour players wanted larger purses, where the PGA desired the money to go to the general fund to help grow the game at the local level. Following the final major in July 1968 at the PGA Championship, several leading tour pros voiced their dissatisfaction with the venue and the abundance of club pros in the field; the increased friction resulted in a new entity in August, what would become the PGA Tour. Tournament players formed their own organization, American Professional Golfers, Inc. independent of the PGA of America. Its headquarters were in New York City. After several months, a compromise was reached in December: the tour players agreed to abolish the APG and form the PGA "Tournament Players Division," a autonomous division under the supervision of a new 10-member Tournament Policy Board.
The board consisted of four tour players, three PGA of America executives, three outside members business executives. Joseph Dey, the retired USGA executive director, was selected by the board as the tour's first commissioner in January 1969 and agreed to a five-year contract, he was succeeded by tour player Deane Beman in early 1974. The name changed to the "PGA Tour" in 1975. Beman was succeeded by commissioner Tim Finchem in June 1994. On January 1, 2017, Jay Monahan succeeded Finchem as commissioner. In late August 1981, the PGA Tour had a marketing dispute with the PGA of America and changed its name to the "TPA Tour," for the "Tournament Players Association." The disputed issues were resolved within seven months and the tour's name was changed back to the "PGA Tour" in March 1982. Without the tour players, the PGA of America became an association of club professionals, but retained control of two significant events; the former was an established major championship, but the latter was an obscure match play team event, not popular with golf fans, due to predictable dominance by the United States.
With the addition of players from continental Europe in 1979 and expanded television coverage, it became competitive and evolved into the premier international team event dominated by Europe. Both events are important revenue streams for the PGA of America; the PGA Tour does not run any of the Ryder Cup. The PGA of America, not the PGA Tour, runs the PGA Championship and the Senior PGA Championship, co-organizes the Ryder Cup with Ryder Cup Europe, a company controlled by the PGA European Tour. Additionally, the PGA Tour is not involved with the women's golf tours in the U. S. which are controlled by the LPGA. The PGA Tour is not the governing body for the game of golf in the United States. S. Open. What the PGA Tour does organize are the remaining 43 week-to-week events, including The Players Championship and the FedEx Cup events, as well as the biennial Presidents Cup, it runs the main tournaments on five other tours: PGA Tour Champions, the Korn Ferry Tour, PGA Tour Canada, PGA Tour China, PGA Tour Latinoamérica.
The PGA Tour operates six tours. Three of them are contested in the U. S. and the other three are international developmental tours centered on a specific country or region. PGA Tour, the top tour; some events take place outside the United States: Canada, Malaysia, South Korea, the Dominican Republic and the U. S. possession of Puerto Rico host one sole-sanctioned event each year. The events in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are alternate events held opposite World Golf Championships tournaments and therefore have weaker fields than regular Tour events. In addition and China host World Golf Championships and the United Kingdom hosts a major championship. PGA Tour Champions, for golfers age 50 and over
Ralph Intranuovo is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey left winger. Intranuovo was born in Ontario; as a youth, he played in the 1987 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Toronto Red Wings minor ice hockey team. Intranuovo was drafted in the fourth round, 96th overall, by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, he played in twenty-two games in the National Hockey League, nineteen with the Oilers and three with the Toronto Maple Leafs, scoring two goals and four assists. Intranuovo played for Slovenian team HDD Olimpija Ljubljana of the Erste Bank Hockey League in Austria until 2009, he finished his career in Italian team Asiago Hockey AS. Ralph Intranuovo career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
Saúl González Herrera was a Mexican lawyer and politician, affiliated with the Revolutionary Institutional Party. He served as Governor of Chihuahua from 1985 to 1986. Saúl González Herrera had extensive experience in Chihuahua state politics, he served as Rector of the Autonomous University of Chihuahua from 1959 to 1962, served in the federal Chamber of Deputies during the 46th Congress, was General Director of the state-controlled corporation Productos Forestales de la Tarahumara In 1980 Governor Óscar Ornelas appointed him State Treasurer. During González's period as governor, the 1986 state election was held, which saw Francisco Barrio Terrazas of the National Action Party compete against Fernando Baeza Meléndez of the PRI. Saúl González was elected to the Senate for the period 1988–94, representing Chihuahua for the PRI. In 1994 he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies for Chihuahua's Fifth District to serve during the 56th Congress. At the end of his senatorial period, he returned to his private practice as a notary public.
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