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PGA's Tim Benton '87 to "Tee Up" Talk About Life on the PGA

February 1, 2001

Golf Ball on Tee.jpgFebruary 1, 2001, Greencastle, Ind. - Professional golf is a big business, and Tim Benton, a 1987 DePauw University graduate, is near the top of the leader board when it comes to the game's dealmakers. Benton, director of marketing and sponsor relations for the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) will return to his alma mater Friday, February 2 to deliver a Robert C. McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship Lecture. It will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Union Building, ballroom.

Benton says his presentation, "The PGA Tour: A Growing Business," will be as much a dialogue as it is a speech. Benton's job is to attract and maintain sponsors for PGA events, and says he hopes to "help students understand there's more to our business than meets the eye."

LGL 8045bFounded in 1916, PGA of America bills itself as the largest working sports organization in the world. The group's Web site says the PGA is "comprised of more than 23,000 dedicated men and women promoting the game of golf to everyone, everywhere."

The event is free and open to the public.

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