May 21st, 2018
Guy Kinnings joins the European Tour as Deputy CEO
And Ryder Cup Director
Guy Kinnings, Colin Montgomerie’s long-time manager, is joining the European Tour as Deputy CEO to Keith Pelley and Ryder Cup Director.
Guy Kinnings has worked for IMG since 1989, rising to senior vice president and global head of golf, so it is a coup for the European Tour CEO, Keith Pelley, to have bought him onto his senior management team.
“To bring someone of Guy Kinnings’ undisputed experience to the European Tour is a massive coup for everyone here at Wentworth. We will definitely benefit from his wealth of knowledge and his undoubted management skills,” said Pelley. “His experience in the Ryder Cup, stretching back over a quarter of a century, is unparalleled and his business know-how is equal to that. We have said on many occasions that we are a global golf Tour and Guy’s international profile will help us expand in that area.”
Kinnings commented:“I am absolutely delighted to have been given this opportunity and I am very excited about what the future holds for both the European Tour and the Ryder Cup. I have great respect for what Keith Pelley, David Williams and the board of directors are achieving at the Tour. I have watched with interest the remarkable changes that have taken place in recent times and I see the Ryder Cup at the heart of future growth.”
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