At 47, Fred Perpall, a native of Dallas, Texas, was announced on Saturday as the new president of the United States Golf Association (USGA), the body that regulates golf worldwide together with the British R&A and organizer of the US Open.
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Never in its 128 years of history has this institution, so representative of a sport that at other times, in certain places, been openly racist (the first African-American to play in the Masters, Lee Elder, did so in 1975, and until 1990 Augusta did not admit its first black partner, Ron Townsend), had been chaired by someone black.
“We tend to talk a lot about the things that separate us, and not so much about those that unite us. In golf we are a community, ”Perpall said in his inauguration speech before the members of the USGA gathered in Napa (California).
“When we work together, when we get more people into this game, we not only make the game better, we make our lives better, too,” added Perpall, a Bahamian-born and pro-level athlete who did basketball and track and field at the University of Texas and went on to Be part of the Bahamian basketball team.
He replaces Stu Francis for a three-year term. He was already part of the Championships Committee, and in fact he was a key player in the launch of the Adaptive US Open, a new version for players with functional diversity.
“The USGA is stronger with people like Fred in its gear,” celebrated the organization’s CEO, Mike Whan. The Official World Golf Rankings is a system for assessing the level of performance of professional golfers.
It was introduced in 1986, supported by the four major tournaments and six professional tours that make up the International Federation of the PGA Tours, namely the PGA Tour, European Tour, Asian Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, Japan Golf Tour and the Sunshine Tour.
points also for good final placements in the following tours: Web.com Tour, Challenge Tour, PGA Tour Canada, OneAsia Tour, Korean Tour, PGA Tour Latinoamérica, Asian Development Tour, PGA Tour China, Alps Tour, Nordic Golf League, PGA EuroPro Tour , ProGolf Tour, MENA Golf Tour.
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