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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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