Deane Beman

For Finchem, 4 more years

Back when PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem turned 60, conventional wisdom suggested he would navigate one more difficult TV negotiation before leaving the enterprise for one of his deputies.

That was four years ago. The TV deals — a surprising nine years' worth — were signed last fall. Finchem, though, isn't going anywhere.

The commissioner on Wednesday accepted a four-year contract extension through June 2016. He would be 69 if he stays on the job for the full hitch.

"We have accomplished a lot, but there remains a great opportunity to continue to grow over the next four years," Finchem said in a statement.

Finchem became the tour's third...