Former President George HW Bush’s Passing Felt by The First Tee

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“As we join the world in mourning President Bush’s passing, the PGA TOUR and entire golf community share a deep appreciation for all that he meant to our sport. From his love of playing to his selfless dedication and support, golf held a special place for President Bush.” Said Commissioner Tim Finchem of PGA Tour.

George HW Bush & Tim Finchem

George HW Bush was the first Honorary Chairman of The First Tee—the youth outreach program that uses golf to teach life lessons—and promoted The First Tee when it launched in late 1997. “I’m very enthusiastic about The First Tee,” Bush said then, “and I believe it will expand interest in the game. We’ll be uplifting the lives of a lot of kids.” George W. Bush, the 43rd President, succeeded his father as Honorary Chairman in 2011.

Former President George HW Bush passed away at his home in Houston, Texas on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at age 94, less than 8 months after his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush.

Read PGA Tour statement here