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While the future of men’s professional golf remains mirky, the PGA Tour’s plans just got slightly clearer.

And at the heart of it, remains Jay Monahan and Tiger Woods.

The pair will be part of the top table on the newly created PGA Tour Enterprises, a for-profit entity formed in the wake of last year’s framework agreement.

In conjunction with the private-equity investor Strategic Sports Group (SSG), the venture has opted for a shakeup.

The tour announced yesterday that a 13-member board of directors has been established, with current PGA Tour commissioner Monahan already named as CEO.

Meanwhile, fifteen-time major champion Tiger Woods has been awarded a vital role as part of a new ‘milestone’ in the circuit’s future.

Woods, an 82-time PGA Tour winner, will be the new vice-chairman of the board, meaning he will hold a voting position alongside Monahan.

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His position arrived on the back of a petition from tour players, who called for new governance and transparency measures with the tour following last summer’s bombshell.

Six of the nine board spots given to the tour will be awarded to the existing player directors in Woods, Patrick Cantlay, Peter Malnati, Adam Scott, Webb Simpson and Jordan Spieth.

Spieth replaced Rory McIlroy on the PGA Tour’s Policy Board in November, after the Northern Irishman resigned.

McIlroy had acted as a de facto spokesperson for the established US tour in its fight against LIV Golf but admitted ‘something had to give’.

Former PGA Tour player Joe Ogilvie was also named a “director liaison” in the new entity and will join both the Enterprises board and the tour’s policy board.

“Today’s announcement is another milestone for our organisation, as I believe we have arrived at a PGA Tour Enterprise’s board of directors with the right composition, expertise and balance necessary to take our organisation into the future,” Monahan said in a statement.

“Our current and former players will provide essential insight into our members’ priorities and needs.

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“And we welcome key SSG members to the leadership team, whose exceptional track records and achievements in global professional sports will lend a wealth of knowledge into the opportunities ahead for the PGA Tour.

“Their expertise will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in the success and growth of our commercial initiatives.”

The remaining four spots on the Enterprises board will be filled by SSG representatives, while independent director Joe Gorder fills the final tour-held spot.

The four SSG spots will be taken by John W. Henry (Fenway Sports Group), Arthur Blank (Atlanta Falcons), Andrew Cohen (New York Mets) and Sam Kennedy (Boston Red Sox).

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John Turnbull A graduate of the University of Stirling, John joined the bunkered team in 2023 as a Content Producer, with a responsibility for covering all breaking news, tour news, grassroots content and much more besides. A keen golfer, he plays the majority of his golf at Falkirk Golf Club. Top of his 'bucket list' is a round of Pebble Beach... ideally in the company of Gareth Bale.

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