McLaughlin to head Champions Tour

Greg McLaughlin will take over as president of the Champions Tour on Jan. 1, when Mike Stevens steps down from that role.

McLaughlin joined the PGA Tour in a management position in June of this year after 14 years as president and CEO of the Tiger Woods Foundation in Irvine, Calif.

“We are extremely pleased to have someone of Greg’s quality to step into that role,” Commissioner Tim Finchem of the PGA Tour said in a release. “Greg brings experience, as both a tournament director and administrator. This perspective will ensure future growth and success of the Champions Tour.”

In his role with the Tiger Woods Foundation, McLaughlin was involved in the management of the Quicken Loans National, the Deutsche Bank Championship and the Hero World Challenge.

A graduate of Ohio State University and the Chicago Kent College of Law, McLaughlin was executive director he Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce from 1988 to 1993 and also was tournament director of what is now the Northern Trust Open at Riviera, the Honda Classic and the Western Open.

Stevens joined the PGA Tour in 1997 and has served as Champions Tour president since June 2008. The 56-year-old tendered his resignation to the PGA Tour to Finchem last week.

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