After persistently standing up and talking for the PGA Tour during the last two years, Rory McIlroy shockingly left his position as a participant director on the Tour’s Coverage Board with a yr to go in his time period final week.
Monday morning PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan despatched an e mail to gamers stating the 5 remaining participant administrators had elected Jordan Spieth to serve the rest of McIlroy’s time period, which expires on the finish of 2024. Golf Channel was first to report the information.
Spieth, 30, beforehand served two years on the Tour’s Participant Advisory Council in 2017 and 2018 and was PAC Chairman in 2018. He was then a participant director from 2019-2021. The 13-time winner on Tour joins fellow participant administrators Patrick Cantlay, Charley Hoffman, Peter Malnati, Webb Simpson and Tiger Woods. Present PAC Chairman Adam Scott will substitute Hoffman as a participant director in 2024.
McIlroy, 34, has been the Tour’s most vocal advocate within the two years since Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Fund and LIV Golf joined the scene and has additionally spent appreciable time in management positions with the Tour. The four-time main champion was a member of the Participant Advisory Council from 2019-21 and served because the PAC Chairman in 2021. For the final two years, he has been a Participant Director on the Coverage Board.
“Given the extraordinary effort and time that Rory – and all of his fellow Participant Administrators – have invested within the Tour throughout this unprecedented, transformational interval in our historical past, we actually perceive and respect his resolution to step down with a purpose to deal with his sport and his household,” stated PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan and Coverage Board Chairman Ed Herlihy through an announcement.
Amid a turbulent time, it made sense for the present participant administrators to select Spieth to interchange McIlroy given his previous expertise on the board. Some extra opinionated gamers, like Lanto Griffin for instance, won’t agree.