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Hired: Seth Waugh, as chief executive officer of the PGA of America, the PGA announced Tuesday. Last week, Morning Read previewed the anticipated announcement (“PGA’s hiring of Waugh would be bold step,” Aug. 24). Waugh, 60, a former CEO of Deutsche Bank Americas, has served for the past three years as an independent director on the PGA’s board. Since 2017, he has served as an adviser and managing director at Silver Lake, a technology-investment company. Waugh will guide the business and overall strategy at the PGA for its 28,000-plus professionals and associates (“PGA of America should merge with Tour,” Aug. 15). He replaces Pete Bevacqua, who resigned effective Aug. 13 to become president of NBC Sports (“Bevacqua’s exit leaves questions for PGA,” July 25).

Entered: Tony Romo, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback who serves as an NFL analyst on CBS Sports, into the Tour Qualifying Tournament. Romo, 38, is scheduled to begin play in the pre-qualifying stage at 8:45 a.m. CDT today at Lantana (Texas) Golf Club (scores). Playing on a sponsor exemption in the PGA Tour’s Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship in March, Romo shot 77-82–159 and missed the weekend cut. Romo carries a 0.4 handicap index via the Texas Golf Association. He will be the first athlete from another major professional sport to seek a Tour card since tennis’ Mardy Fish, in 2014. According to the PGA Tour, 11 non-golf professional athletes have competed on the developmental tour, but none has made a cut.