GolfWeek | Sources: PGA offers CEO job to Bevacqua

By Adam Schupak

Peter Bevacqua

The PGA of America has found its new leading man.

Peter Bevacqua, 41, has been offered the job as PGA of America’s chief executive officer, two sources close to the decision told Golfweek. It is believed that Bevacqua will be formally approved Thursday by the PGA’s Board of Directors and introduced at the association’s annual meeting, which is Friday and Saturday in Baltimore.

Joe Steranka, the PGA’s outgoing chief executive, announced his resignation in April, effective at the end of the year.

RSR Partners, a Connecticut-based executive search firm, was retained by the PGA to spearhead the search and championed the hiring of Bevacqua, who most recently headed the golf division at CAA Sports. Bevacqua joined the agency in June 2011, a few months after resigning as chief business officer of the U.S. Golf Association. He departed shortly after Mike Davis was named the association’s executive director. In late 2009, Bevacqua had been under consideration to be the LPGA’s commissioner.

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