Finchem Gets Four More Years

It seems that one of my New Year’s predictions already has gone by the wayside: Rather than retiring this year, Tim Finchem has been given a four year extension of his contract.

From the Washington Post:

Coming off his most difficult stretch as PGA Tour commissioner, Tim Finchem is ready for four more years.

Finchem received a four-year contract extension Wednesday, which will keep him in charge of golf’s most lucrative tour through 2016.

He suggested last year that he might be willing to stay on the job after his contract expired in June 2012, and Finchem said he made up his mind after talking to his wife. Their youngest daughter starts college next year.

The 64-year-old Finchem also wanted to get through the most recent television contract, an unprecedented nine-year deal with NBC Sports and CBS Sports.

“It was a no-brainer decision,” Finchem said. “It’s what I do. Plus, we got done with TV. And with a runway for 10 years, I figured we could do some good stuff long term. I’m as optimistic as I’ve ever been.

From that last quote, it seems as though he’s thinking about staying until 2021.

Given the accuracy of this first prediction, I also amend my thoughts on the Majors: Tiger will win all four, and break Byron Nelson’s eleven in a row winning streak. Also, The GolfBlogger will shoot even par this summer. smile

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