Friday, June 21, 2024

Jordan Spieth to interchange Rory McIlroy on PGA Tour Coverage Board


Following Rory McIlroy’s resignation from the PGA Tour Coverage Board final week, Jordan Spieth has been chosen to serve out the rest of McIlroy’s time period.

Tiger Woods, Patrick Cantlay, Peter Malnati, Charley Hoffman, and Webb Simpson—the 5 different members on the board—voted for Spieth to interchange McIlroy.

“Jordan has intensive 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,” PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan mentioned in a memo Monday morning, per Rex Hoggard of the Golf Channel.

Spieth final performed within the 2023 Ryder Cup, the place he did not win a single match. He as a substitute completed with a 0-2-2 report, halving two matches whereas dropping two others.

However, the 2024 PGA Tour season will mark the eleventh full yr on tour for the three-time main champion. Spieth has loads of expertise and a eager understanding of how the PGA Tour’s administration operates, making him an acceptable substitute.

Jordan Spieth, 2023 Ryder Cup

Jordan Spieth on the 2023 Ryder Cup.
Photograph by Darren Carroll/Getty Photos

Spieth will tee it up subsequent on the Hero World Problem within the Bahamas, scheduled for Nov. 30-Dec. 3.

As for McIlroy, followers will doubtless see him subsequent at a TGL occasion in early January.

He most just lately teed it up ultimately week’s DP World Tour Championship, the place he defined why he resigned from the board:

“I simply suppose I’ve obtained lots occurring in my life between my golf sport, my household, my rising funding portfolio, and my involvement in TGL, and I simply felt like one thing needed to give,” McIlroy mentioned Thursday.

“I simply didn’t really feel like I may commit the time and the vitality into doing that. I don’t thoughts being busy, however I identical to being busy doing my very own stuff. One thing needed to give, and there are guys on that board who’re spending much more time and vitality on it than I’m. It’s in good arms, and I felt prefer it was the precise time to step off.”

Spieth’s substitute is efficient instantly, as he’ll immediately develop into concerned within the tour’s ongoing negotiations with the Saudi Arabian Public Funding Fund (PIF).

One other change will happen firstly of the yr too. Adam Scott, the present chairman of the Participant Advisory Council, will change Charley Hoffman on the PGA Tour Coverage Board.

Jack Milko is a golf workers author for SB Nation’s Enjoying By means of. You’ll be able to observe him on Twitter @jack_milko for extra golf protection. You should definitely try @_PlayingThrough too.



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