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Nager elected USGA president

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - The United States Golf Association announced on Saturday that Glen D. Nager has been elected the 62nd president of the organization.

"It is a privilege to serve the game of golf," said Nager. "I look forward to working with the USGA's professional staff and dedicated volunteers in meeting the challenges that the game faces."

Nager, 53, a Houston native, was elected to serve a one-year term. He replaces Jim Hyler as head of the USGA.

Nager is a lawyer by trade and argued 13 cases before the United States Supreme Court. He clerked for retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor before he became a USGA volunteer in 2006.

He was named the USGA's general counsel and moved up steadily in the organization. Nager served in numerous roles, with his most recent being the vice president and chairman of the Rules of Golf, Commercial and Compensation committees.

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