Matt has worked for the PGA TOUR since the beginning of 2005. Before taking over The PLAYERS Championship in May of 2010, he worked in the TOUR’s corporate marketing department where he focused on title sponsor sales and was responsible for over $500 million in sponsorship agreements with companies that include: Crowne Plaza, The Greenbrier, Children’s Miracle Network, RSM McGladrey, Transitions Optical, Northern Trust, Norwegian Cruise Lines, the Royal Bank of Canada, Boeing and Regions.
Since taking over as Executive Director of The PLAYERS Championship, Matt has
focused on significantly enhancing the fan experience, increasing the event’s charitable
impact and reinvigorating its vital connection with the local community.
Prior to joining the PGA TOUR, Matt held several senior executive positions in public
relations and communications with the ATP World Tour, governing body of men’s
professional tennis and Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations firm. His
first job was working on Capitol Hill with the former assistant majority leader of the
US Senate, Wendall Ford.
A native of Louisville, KY, Matt has lived and worked in many cities throughout the
United States and around the world including Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, DC,
London and Brussels, Belgium but is proud to call Jacksonville his home since 2001.
Matt graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 where he rowed crew and
studied international relations.
He is married to Kimberly Woods Rapp, a Bishop Kenny and UF graduate and
together they have 7 children.