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Seth Waugh is driving force of PGA in Boston

NORTON — Nervous tournament staffers kept checking the time, discreetly reminding their man of a dwindling deadline — 20 minutes, then 15, then 10, finally 5 — and wondering how they’d ever get Seth Waugh to the first tee at TPC Boston, where Tiger Woods would be waiting.

A pro-am pairing with Woods is still held in high regard, and certainly was on Aug. 28, 2003, the day before the first round of the very first Deutsche Bank Championship. Woods was the top-ranked player in the world then, golf’s biggest star. Waugh was the CEO of the new tournament’s title sponsor, and as his 6:50 a.m. pro-am time approached, he was meeting with two important clients inside the clubhouse at TPC Boston.

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