PGA commish stays out of the fray

ATLANTA (AP) -- The leader of a women's group campaigning for a female member at Augusta National wanted PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem to take a strong stand by refusing to recognize the Masters an official event.

What Martha Burk got was Finchem repeating that the all-male membership at Augusta had nothing to do with the PGA Tour.

During Finchem's annual "State of the Tour" message, he said the Senior PGA Tour would be called the Champions Tour, and the developmental tour would be called the Nationwide Tour to reflect a new title sponsor.

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