Peter Bevacqua has been granted a five-year extension to remain chief executive of the PGA of America, the body which represents professional golfers across USA.
Bevacqua’s original contract was for three years starting last year, and the extension was confirmed at the PGA of America’s annual meeting in San Diego at the weekend.
The 42-year-old Bevacqua has so far overseen the signing of a new rights deal with US national network NBC covering the Ryder Cup, the biennial teams competition between USA and Europe, and the US Senior PGA Championship, to 2030 and an agreement with the state of New York to host the 2019 US PGA Championship and 2024 Ryder Cup at Bethpage Black in Long Island.
He said: “This has been the most memorable and enjoyable year of my professional career, and I am honoured to have the continued endorsement and the support of PGA members to advance our association. To have their confidence as we continue the countdown to our centennial in 2016 and beyond is truly gratifying.”
Bevacqua held various positionsat the United States Golf Association until 2011, when he left to join CAASports, a division of US entertainment and talent agency Creative ArtistsAgency.