Tom Fazio II is the son of Jim Fazio, nephew of Tom Fazio and grand nephew of George Fazio.
Tom II is a throwback to the origins of golf design as a boutique firm that has specialized in Design/Build.
Mike Davis has been the United States Golf Association’s Executive Director since 2011. The seventh executive director in the USGA’s 121-year history, Davis was given the title Chief Executive Officer in 2016. In September of 2020, Davis announced in September of 2020 that he will leave the organization at the end of 2021 to pursue a life-long passion for golf course design and construction. Davis will team with accomplished golf course designer Tom Fazio II to form Fazio & Davis Golf Design that will be headquartered in Jupiter, FL.
Davis is responsible for managing all aspects of the USGA’s day-to-day operations, including its core functions and programs, implementing the organization’s strategic plan, and representing the USGA as a global leader in golf. He serves on several boards, including the International Golf Federation, the World Golf Foundation, the World Golf Hall of Fame, and the Official World Golf Ranking.
Working closely with the USGA president and Executive Committee, Davis provides overall strategic guidance, serves as a spokesperson with internal stakeholders and external constituencies, and represents the USGA’s interests within the golf community, courses and clubs, state and regional golf associations, the media, and national and international golf associations.
Davis joined the USGA in April 1990 as manager of championship relations. In 1997, he was named U.S. Open Championship director, responsible for managing the day-to-day organizational activities for the U.S. Open, and then assumed responsibilities as senior director of Rules & Competitions in 2005.
As senior director of Rules and Competitions, Davis was charged with conducting the 13 national championships and two state team championships conducted by the USGA, as well as overseeing the Rules of Golf department. He was also responsible for the golf-course setup and Rules conduct of the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Amateur championships, and Walker Cup Match. In addition to his championship duties, he has taught at Rules of Golf Seminars and has officiated annually at many non-USGA tournaments, including the Masters, The Open Championship, the Players Championship, and the Presidents Cup.
A native of Chambersburg, Pa., Davis was introduced to golf at age 8 by his father. He was the 1982 Pennsylvania State Junior champion and played NCAA Division I golf at Georgia Southern University. He has also played in several prominent national amateur tournaments.
Davis graduated from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in business in 1987. He and his wife, Cece, have one son, Grant, and reside in Pittstown, NJ