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The PGA Tour has replaced Rory McIlroy after his shock resignation from the Policy Board last week.
McIlroy served on the Player Advisory Council (PAC) for two years before taking on a player director role for two years but quit the post as ‘something had to give’.
The Northern Irishman said: “I’ve got a lot going on in my life between my golf game, my family, my growing investment portfolio and my involvement in TGL.
“I just felt like something had to give and I didn’t feel like I could commit the time and energy into doing that.”
And PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan has alerted players of who will take over from the 34-year-old.
Former world number one Jordan Spieth has been tabbed to serve out the remainder of McIlroy’s tenure, which expires at the end of 2024.
According to Monahan, it was a player-led decision to appoint Speith, based on Tournament Regulations.
He said: “With Rory McIlroy resigning from the PGA Tour Policy Board last week, per the PGA Tour Tournament Regulations, the five remaining Player Directors have elected Jordan Spieth to serve the remainder of Rory’s term which expires at the end of 2024.
“Jordan has extensive experience with the TOUR’s governance process, having served two years on the Player Advisory Council (2017-18) including PAC Chairman in 2018 and three years (2019-21) as a Player Director.
“Please welcome Jordan as he joins Patrick Cantlay, Charley Hoffman, Peter Malnati, Webb Simpson and Tiger Woods for the remainder of 2023, with current PAC Chairman Adam Scott replacing Charley starting in 2024.”
Spieth, who has won 13 times on the PGA Tour, doubled down on Scottie Scheffler’s mistrust of the circuit and Monahan in July.
Speaking at the Genesis Scottish Open, he said the tour chief would have to rebuild the players’ trust following the shock Framework Agreement announcement.
The 30-year-old added: “It’s a member-run organization with a voluntary board that’s supposed to look out for the interests of the PGA Tour players on the board.
“I don’t believe that these decisions had to be made without involving players on the board and other board members.”
Spieth will now have the chance to influence those decisions, which McIlroy claimed he could not commit the ‘time and energy’ into doing.
Jon Rahm had already eliminated himself from the running, as he said there is ‘absolutely no chance’ he’d step into the job.
Meanwhile, PGA Tour winner Lanto Griffin blasted McIlroy’s time on the board last week. Griffin slammed the major champ, arguing he was ‘bought by the tour’.
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