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Named: By the European Tour as its player of the year, Italy’s Francesco Molinari, who won the BMW PGA, the British Open and the tour’s season-long Race to Dubai title. Molinari, 36, also went 5-0 in leading Europe to a 17½-10½ victory against the U.S. in the Ryder Cup.


Promoted: By the PGA of America, Jimmy Terry, to senior director of PGA Golf Properties, which will include PGA Frisco, the PGA’s proposed development at the association’s future headquarters in Frisco, Texas. Terry also will oversee Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., and PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. As part of the move, Jeremy Wiernasz has been promoted to replace Terry as general manager and director of golf operations at PGA Golf Club.