Invested 2017: The executive with plenty of drive

As chief executive designate of Acushnet, 49-year-old David Maher has proven he has the determination to secure one of the most important jobs in golf. Now he must prove his worth

29th October, 2017

It is an industry where star appeal sells, but as tens of millions of sports fans around the world last month watched golfer Justin Thomas defeat Jordan Spieth for the FedEx Cup – and a $10 million bonus – a little known figure was quietly preparing for the biggest challenge of his career.

Few golf fans are likely to have heard of David Maher, but the 49-year-old executive has one of the most important jobs in...

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