Davis succeeds David Fay, who retired on Dec. 31, 2010, after holding the position for 21 years, concluding a 32-year tenure with the USGA.
The United States Golf Association (USGA) has named Mike Davis as the organization’s new Executive Director. Davis becomes the seventh executive director in the 116-year history of the Association, after serving as senior director of Rules and Competitions since 2005.
Davis, 46, joined the USGA in April 1990 as assistant manager of Championship Relations. He was promoted to manager of Championship Relations in December 1990 and served in that capacity until his promotion to director of Championship Relations in October 1995. In 1997, he was promoted to U.S. Open Championship Director, responsible for managing the day-to-day organizational activities for the U.S. Open. He assumed responsibilities as senior director of Rules and Competitions in 2005.