SBJ/May 30 - June 6, 2011/People and Pop Culture

Game Day with Andy Pazder

Everyone knows Andy Pazder, the PGA Tour's chief of operations. As he zips around Charlotte's Quail Hollow Club in a golf cart earlier this month, golfers, caddies and tournament officials shout his initials, "AP." While Pazder is a 20-year tour employee, he is in his first year as chief of operations. In that role, Pazder will visit more than 30 tournaments this year, most of them from Tuesday through Thursday, to make sure everything is in place for a PGA Tour event and to keep his finger on the pulse of the players. Over the course of one day at the Wells Fargo Championship, Pazder touched virtually every aspect of the tour's business, meeting with the bank's marketing executives, reviewing the golf course with rules officials and chatting with players throughout the day.

Click a photo for more details. All photos by Mark Sluder.

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