Mike Davis was chosen as executive director of the U.S. Golf Association, succeeding David Fay, who retired in December.
Davis, who had served as the USGA’s director of rules and competition since 2005, becomes the seventh executive director in the organization’s 116-year history.
Fay, 60, held the position for 21 years before ending his 32-year tenure with the Far Hills, New Jersey-based USGA, which oversees the rules of golf in the U.S. and Mexico and stages 17 annual national championships, including the U.S. Open.
Davis, 46, joined the USGA in April 1990 and has held roles including championship director of the U.S. Open from 1997 through 2004. As a player, Davis was the 1982 Pennsylvania state junior champion and a member of the Georgia Southern University golf team.