Golf Executive Salary List

With a pay package of $5.1 million in 2009, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem leads our list of the highest-paid golf-association executives. The PGA Tour, a tax-exempt organization, reported revenue of $954.5 million in 2009, according to its latest tax return. Its three tours (PGA, Champions and Nationwide) played 115 tournaments in 2009 and distributed $337.9 million in prize money and raised $109 million for charity. Finchem's compensation would've ranked fourth on the PGA Tour's 2009 money list but is below that of MLB Commissioner Bud Selig ($18.3 million), the NFL's Roger Goodell ($10.9 million), the NBA's David Stern ($10 million) and the NHL's Gary Bettman ($7.2 million).