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New commissioner Monahan makes quick connection with players

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KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) -- Six days into the job, the new PGA Tour commissioner made a quick impression with the players.

Jay Monahan was in blue jeans.

''I don't think I've ever seen Tim (Finchem) in jeans before,'' Rod Pampling said with a laugh as he recalled the Saturday night dinner for players at Sansei, a popular seafood spot at Kapalua that the PGA Tour took over for the evening. ''It was a little bit refreshing.''

They did not solve pace of play. There was talk about the future schedule and television, but that was the case when Finchem took over in 1994, and those will be topics when the next commissioner comes along.