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Sunday, February 9, 2014
Thomas O'Toole new USGA president

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Thomas J. O'Toole Jr. was elected as the United States Golf Association's 63rd president on Saturday at the governing body's annual meeting in Pinehurst, N.C.

The 56-year-old O'Toole, who hails from St. Louis and has been with the organization in multiple roles since 1988, will serve a one-year term. O'Toole succeeds Glen D. Nager, who has been the USGA president the past two years.

"It is an honor and a privilege to lead such a noble organization," said O'Toole, who has been a rules official at more than 150 USGA championships, including every U.S. Open since 1990. "I am excited and energized to continue my service to the association and keenly aware of the magnitude of the profound responsibilities that accompany this role."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.