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Pinehurst setup should mend fences

...masterpiece - Pinehurst No. 2. Good news - it won't be. The USGA's outgoing director of rules and competition, Tom Meeks, doesn't want his legacy to be the back-to-back destruction of two of the three primary pillars in the U.S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/08/mic_455421.shtml
Scott Michaux | Augusta National Golf Club
Els says USGA turned Open into 'farce'

...worst score in a U.S. Open. "I went from second to ninth with an 80, and that tells you how ridiculous it was." Tom Meeks, senior director of rules and competition for the USGA, later said that an average score of 78.72 was not ideal and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/14/gol_422100.shtml
Golf
Augusta could use this type of excitement

...to love. As venerable golf scribe Dan Jenkins once wrote, "It's a grumpy event." However, since taking over for Tom Meeks in 2006 as the USGA's senior director of rules and competitions, Davis is bringing a fresh new philosophy of championship...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/15/mic_462275.shtml
Scott Michaux | Augusta National Golf Club
Tiger, Lefty have well-timed delivery

...charge of setting up the course, Davis has displayed reason, sense and restraint. I liked the former hatchet man, Tom Meeks, but in this regard he isn't missed. BOGEY: NBC. Johnny Miller is a quality analyst, but the incessant self-indulgent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/06/20/mic_132952.shtml
Scott Michaux
Setup man for U.S. Open gets rave reviews

...outside the ropes and gets a good deal." Davis, who joined the USGA in 1990, knew he had been chosen to take over for Tom Meeks as the setup man starting in 2006. He kept returning to that scene at Baltusrol and began consulting with USGA staff...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/14/gol_527569.shtml
Golf
The debate over soggy fairways continues

...to put their hands on the ball is always a touchy subject. The USGA never allows that in its biggest championships. Tom Meeks, the senior director of rules and competition, is famous for calling it "lift, clean and cheat." But the tours sometimes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/29/gol_438431.shtml
Golf
Delayed two-shot penalty ends Janzen's string of Open successes

...the PGA Tour "our guys are out there every week. They don't come in (to work at a tournament) just once a year." Tom Meeks, executive director of the USGA, said he regretted the incident but said Janzen had no right to clean moisture from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/17/gol_313643.shtml
Golf
Irwin beats rain, assumes lead

...sunny skies predicted for the balance of the tournament. "I know we're not going to finish (the second round), said Tom Meeks, the USGA's director of rules and competitions. "But if we can get a break in the weather, and get (the last group...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/15/gol_313202.shtml
Golf
First group tees off under dark, dreary skies

...said, shuddering at the thought of playing some more. Another sign of promptness is when they reached the third green, Tom Meeks and his USGA crew were on the adjacent sixth green, stepping off spots for the hole location. Meeks & Co. stayed three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/18/gol_263946.shtml
Golf
No sleep will be lost, says Stewart

...thinned it into the front bunker. Momentum and angels no longer walked in Payne's gallery. To top it off rules czar Tom Meeks, accompanying the final Stewart-Tom Lehman group, warned Payne of having a bad time. You'd have a bad time too...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/22/oth_231542.shtml
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