Jay Monahan was appointed the fourth commissioner of the PGA TOUR on November 7, 2016, officially taking office and succeeding former Commissioner Tim Finchem on January 1, 2017.
Monahan, who joined the PGA TOUR in June 2008 as Executive Director of THE PLAYERS Championship, had served as Deputy Commissioner since April 1, 2014; he assumed the additional title of Chief Operating Officer in early 2016, working directly with Commissioner Finchem on the entire scope of the TOUR’s business operations and strategy.
Prior to that appointment, Monahan served as the PGA TOUR’s Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President-Business Development.
Monahan came to the PGA TOUR from Fenway Sports Group (FSG), where he was FSG’s Executive Vice President. Prior to joining FSG, Monahan spent three years as Executive Director at IMG Worldwide, where he played an integral role in the development of what is now the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., and served as the tournament’s first director.
Monahan began his sports sponsorship career as Director of Global Sponsorships and Branding Programs at EMC Corporation. Previously, he worked at Arnold Advertising and Bob Woolf Associates.
Monahan graduated from Trinity College in 1993, where he was a four-year member of the golf team and a Division II Academic All-American his senior year. He earned a master’s degree in sport management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1995. Monahan and his wife, Susan, have two daughters, Sophie and Phoebe.
Mandate is 4 years, expiring in December 2022.