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Tim Finchem and Cindy Davis make SI's 50 most powerful people list

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Tim Finchem is one of the most powerful people in sports. (Getty Images)
Tim Finchem is one of the most powerful people in sports. (Getty Images)

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Sports Illustrated released its "50 most powerful people in sports" list on Wednesday, and the golf love was rather sparse.

This list includes anybody in sports outside of athletes and is usually made up of commissioners, television executives and agents.

The only two golf-related people that it included were PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem and Nike Golf president Cindy Davis. Here's where they checked in and what SI had to say about them:

#25 Tim Finchem -- He had the good fortune of presiding over the Tiger Woods era, when even the Tour's journeymen got rich, but the 65-year-old's legacy is a global strategy: Finchem served as midwife to the Presidents Cup and World Golf Championships while leading the charge to get the sport back in the Olympics. Sorry, wrestling fans.

#46 Cindy Davis - By plucking Rory McIlroy from Titleist to partner with longtime swoosh frontman Tiger Woods, Davis gave herself a global one-two marketing punch. Sure, Nike trailed TaylorMade-Adidas, Titleist and Callaway in golf revenue in 2012, but the charismatic McIlroy (up to $250 million over 10 years) gives Nike Golf next-gen status and sets up Davis, 50, for years.

I'm a bit surprised there weren't more golf types on this list, such as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. I guess power is a subjective thing, though, and golf's legends aren't wielding enough of it to be included.

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