Mickey Powell, the 24th President of the PGA of America, passed away early Sunday at the age of 81.
"The PGA of America is deeply saddened with the passing of Mickey Powell, who led our Association with vision, class, honor and a sincere love of the game," said PGA President Jim Richerson. "Mickey was someone who didn't ask why, but rather why not? Under his watch, the Ryder Cup grew in stature; children of PGA Members realized dreams of higher education through scholarships; and he helped launch what became today's PGA Golf Properties. A friend and mentor to many through the years, Mickey helped promote PGA Members as premier coaches and leaders in the business of golf. We will miss him dearly and extend our sympathies to his wife, Diana, and family."