HSBC Champions to stay unofficial money, at least for now, says Finchem

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The HSBC Champions' spot so late on the year-ender calendar is one reason why PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem isn't yet ready to declare it a fully official event on the tour.
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Published: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | 7:21 p.m.

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem is not ready to count the HSBC Champions as official money on the PGA Tour, even though it’s a World Golf Championship, because it comes so late in the year -- a week before the season-ending Children’s Miracle Network Classic at Disney World.

But there is precedent.

When the WGCs began in 1999, the American Express Championship in Spain was held the week after the Tour Championship and counted toward the money list. The idea was to give the PGA Tour two blockbuster weeks at the end to decide the money title.

A number of Americans decided not to go to Valderrama, and the money list was never affected because Tiger Woods won by millions. Even so, there were players in Spain who could have affected the rest of the money list.

“I think the money list is less important than it used to be,” Finchem said. “As I said, we don’t view it as a big deal. We just made the call on this one, and for this period of time, we’re not going to do it. I don’t know what to tell you except we’ll continue to look at it.”


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Timothy W. Finchem is the current Commissioner of golf's PGA Tour. On Wikipedia Finchem’s bio has no mention of Finchem who sits on KB Home Board of Directors? The Commissioner's Office at the PGA's website biography of Timothy Finchem had not mentioned either his KB Home Board affiliation or his public service to the Nation as Jimmy Carter’s Deputy Advisor to the President in the Office of Economic Affairs in the late 70's? Clearly Finchem does not want to be associated with these groups?

Other distinguished KB Home Board members include Tim Finchem's buddy Bruce Karatz who was just convicted as a felon and is currently under house arrest in his 24 room Bel-Air Mansion (not built by KB Home) serving out his 8 months home confinement for swindling 11 Million Dollars. Gary A. Ray head of KB Home human resources is a convicted felon in this current stock swindle.

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