Outgoing Deutsche Bank CEO Seen As Possible Successor To PGA Tour's Finchem
Retiring Deutsche Bank Americas CEO Seth Waugh "could ultimately replace Tim Finchem as PGA Tour commissioner," according to Tim Rosaforte of GOLF WORLD. Waugh has been the "face of the Deutsche Bank Championship" for the past 10 years, and he has a unique relationship with Finchem "in that Waugh has a way of playfully teasing Finchem in public and getting a smile out of the commissioner." There is "no timetable" for potentially replacing Finchem, and Waugh "will not discuss it at length, both out of respect for Finchem and his decision to focus the next few years" on his son Clancy, who is entering his senior year of high school. However, the timing "could be perfect." Finchem's contract expires in '16, which means "should Waugh be considered for, and want the job, at age 58 he'd be ready for the challenge." Waugh said, "The commissioner thing is an uncomfortable thing to bring up. Tim likes his job, right? Lots of folks have asked me about it, a lot of people behind the scenes are talking about it. Let's see how it all plays out" (GOLF WORLD, 9/10 issue).