Greensboro was on the verge of losing its PGA golf tournament, first played here in 1938, until Bobby Long stepped up. The retired insurance executive worked behind the scenes to save the tournament, now known as the Wyndham Championship, which was not on the PGA Tour schedule for 2007. For Long, it was a matter of bringing people together as a city and a region. As chairman of the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation, Long devised a financial model that saved Greensboro’s spot on the PGA Tour, where it has thrived ever since. This kind of vision was nothing new for Long. He was a key fundraiser to build Greensboro’s downtown baseball stadium and a key figure in the development of the Elon University School of Law, located in Greensboro.