Rory McIlroy Resigns from PGA Tour’s Policy Board, Replaced by Jordan Spieth
A week after Rory McIlroy’s resignation from the PGA Tour’s policy board, the board has announced Jordan Spieth as his replacement. The decision was made by the remaining five player directors, including Tiger Woods, Patrick Cantlay, Charley Hoffman, Peter Malnati, and Webb Simpson. Spieth will serve out the remainder of McIlroy’s term, which runs through next year.
Jordan Spieth’s Extensive Experience
Commissioner Jay Monahan highlighted Spieth’s extensive experience with the Tour’s governance process in a memo to players. Spieth previously served two years on the Player Advisory Council (2017-18), including a term as PAC chairman in 2018. He also served as a player director for three years from 2019 to 2021.
McIlroy’s Decision to Resign
McIlroy informed the Tour of his resignation shortly after the policy board’s final meeting of the year, which took place last Monday. Speaking at the European tour finale, McIlroy explained his decision, stating that he had a lot going on in his life and felt overwhelmed by the demands of being a world-class golfer, a husband, a father, and managing his growing investment portfolio. The policy board responsibilities were taking up more of his time than ever, and he felt something had to give.
Adam Scott to Replace Hoffman
Adam Scott, the current PAC chairman, will replace Charley Hoffman on the policy board next year. This change comes as the Tour continues to negotiate with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and other private equity offers to create a new, for-profit entity.