News & ToursDecember 14, 2016

Tim Finchem's retirement gifts will make any golfer envious

LATROBE, PA - OCTOBER 4: PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem speaks during a Celebration of Arnold Palmer at Saint Vincent College on October 4, 2016 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Palmer, a golf legend who won 62 PGA tour titles over the course of his career, died on September 25, 2016 at age 87. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Getty ImagesLATROBE, PA - OCTOBER 4: PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem speaks during a Celebration of Arnold Palmer at Saint Vincent College on October 4, 2016 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Palmer, a golf legend who won 62 PGA tour titles over the course of his career, died on September 25, 2016 at age 87. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

We believed the Golf Digest gift guide had everything the golfer in your life could possibly need this holiday season. While our catalog is certainly robust, a quick inventory of retiring PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem's parting gifts will make any golfer extremely envious.

During a recent board meeting, Finchem was bestowed a slew of presents as he rides off into the sunset. According to Golf.com, Finchem received a spot to play in this year's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, with celebrity chef Thomas Keller acting as his personal cook during his stay in Monterey Peninsula. Staying on the circuit, Finchem will be honored at Jack Nicklaus' Memorial tournament, and also received a video message from Arnold Palmer, one that was taped just three weeks before the King passed.

Though all touching, perhaps the offering that will instill the most jealousy was an invitation to join Augusta National.

Technically he hasn't started his new post, but if I'm incoming commish Jay Monahan, I'm already thinking about what retirement treats await.


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