Rory McIlroy introduced final week that he has determined to step down from his place with the PGA Tour’s coverage board, and he’s being changed with one other main champion.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan wrote a memo to gamers on Monday morning to tell them that Jordan Spieth will serve the rest of McIlroy’s time period, which runs via the tip of 2024.
“Jordan has in depth expertise with the Tour’s governance course of, having served two years on the Participant Advisory Council (2017-18) together with PAC chairman in 2018 and three years (2019-21) as a participant director,” Monahan wrote, by way of Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard.
The PGA Tour’s coverage board consists of six participant administrators. Spieth was elected by the opposite 5 — Tiger Woods, Patrick Cantlay, Charley Hoffman, Peter Malnati and Webb Simpson. Adam Scott, who’s presently the chairman of the Participant Advisory Council, will change Hoffman on the coverage board initially of 2024.
McIlroy mentioned final week that he merely has an excessive amount of occurring in his life for the time being to commit the time wanted to the coverage board. Some have puzzled if McIlroy’s resolution to step down had one thing to do with the Tour’s ongoing negotiations with the Saudi Arabia Public Funding Fund.
The PGA Tour and Saudi-backed LIV Golf introduced in June that they’re merging. McIlroy, who has been one of the vital outspoken opponents of LIV Golf, mentioned he was blindsided by the merger and shared a really sturdy message about it.
Spieth, 30, is among the extra standard gamers on the PGA Tour. He has received three majors, with the final victory coming at The Open Championship in 2017.