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  • GOLF DIGEST LISTS ITS 36 MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE FOR '98

              GOLF DIGEST lists its 36 Most Powerful People in Golf
         for '98 in its January issue.  GOLF DIGEST's Jerry Tarde
         writes "these 36 fellas get their phone calls returned, and
         they have no trouble procuring starting times at Pebble
         Beach."  Tarde adds: "Women are woefully underappreciated on
         the list, which is to say there is none.  Their absence is a
         commentary on the state of affairs in golf, not the bias of
         this management" (GOLF DIGEST, 1/98 issue).
    RANK
    NAME
    POSITION/ORGANIZATION '97
    RANK
    1)
    Tim Finchem Commissioner/PGA Tour
    1
    2)
    Tiger Woods Player
    3
    3)
    David Fay Exec Dir/USGA
    2
    4)
    Ely Callaway Chair/Callaway Golf
    8
    5)
    Mark McCormack Chair/IMG
    4
    6)
    Jackson Stephens Chair/Augusta National
    6
    7)
    Arnold Palmer Celebrity &] Arnold Palmer Golf
    9
    8)
    Robert Dedman Chair/Club Corp. of America
    7
    9)
    Jack Nicklaus Player & Golden Bear Corp.
    5
    10)
    Wally Uihlein President/Titleist & Foot-Joy
    10
    11)
    Earl Woods Tiger Woods' Father
    27
    12)
    Michael Bonallack Secretary/Royal & Ancient
    13
    13)
    David Price Chair/American Golf Corp.
    14
    14)
    Jim Awthey CEO/PGA of America
    15
    15)
    Phil Knight CEO/Nike
    nr
    16)
    The Environmentalist
    nr
    17)
    Greg Norman Player & Entrepreneur
    16
    18)
    George Bush Former U.S. President
    nr
    19)
    Bill Clinton U.S. President
    18
    20)
    Frank Thomas Technical Dir/USGA
    21
    21)
    Jim Ritts Commissioner/LPGA
    17
    22)
    Henry Kravis Partner/KKR & Co.
    30
    23)
    Johnny Miller Commentator/NBC
    12
    24)
    Rees Jones Architect
    19
    25)
    Steve Mona Exec Dir/Golf Course Superintend.
    29
    26)
    Edwin Watts CEO/Edwin Watts Golf Shops
    nr
    27)
    Colin Montgomerie Player
    31
    28)
    Hughes Norton Agent/IMG
    nr
    29)
    David Leadbetter Teaching Pro
    nr
    30)
    Buzz Taylor President/USGA
    nr
    31)
    Ken Schofield Exec Dir/PGA European Tour
    24
    32)
    Carl Paul co-Owner & President/Golfsmith
    36
    33)
    Tom Fazio Architect
    22
    34)
    Juan A. Samaranch President/IOC
    nr
    35)
    Lew Horne CEO/National Minority Golf Found.
    nr
    36)
    Ben Hogan Posthumous honor for game legend
    nr

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