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John Lombardo

John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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PGA Tour Opens New Office In Tokyo, Names Masashi Ishii To Oversee Effort

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 26 / 16

The PGA Tour is opening a new office in Tokyo as the Tour looks to grow the game in Asia. The Tour announced that it has hired Masashi Ishii as VP & Managing Dir to oversee the office. Ishii, a Japan native, previously worked as President of the Jupiter Golf Network since '10, overseeing all asp...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, PGA Tour

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