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Jordan Spieth to replace Rory McIlroy on PGA Tour Policy Board; will serve through 2024

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Following Rory McIlroy’s resignation from the PGA Tour Policy Board last week, Jordan Spieth has been selected to serve out the remainder of McIlroy’s term.

Tiger Woods, Patrick Cantlay, Peter Malnati, Charley Hoffman, and Webb Simpson—the five other members on the board—voted for Spieth to replace McIlroy.

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

Spieth last played in the 2023 Ryder Cup, where he failed to win a single match. He instead finished with a 0-2-2 record, halving two matches while losing two others.

Nevertheless, the 2024 PGA Tour season will mark the 11th full year on tour for the three-time major champion. Spieth has plenty of experience and a keen understanding of how the PGA Tour’s administration operates, making him a suitable replacement.

Jordan Spieth at the 2023 Ryder Cup.
Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images

Spieth will tee it up next at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, scheduled for Nov. 30-Dec. 3.

As for McIlroy, fans will likely see him next at a TGL event in early January.

He most recently teed it up at last week’s DP World Tour Championship, where he explained why he resigned from the board:

“I just think 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, and I just felt like something had to give,” McIlroy said Thursday.

“I just didn’t feel like I could commit the time and the energy into doing that. I don’t mind being busy, but I just like being busy doing my own stuff. Something had to give, and there are guys on that board who are spending a lot more time and energy on it than I am. It’s in good hands, and I felt like it was the right time to step off.”

Spieth’s replacement is effective immediately, as he will instantly become involved in the tour’s ongoing negotiations with the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF).

Another change will take place at the beginning of the year too. Adam Scott, the current chairman of the Player Advisory Council, will replace Charley Hoffman on the PGA Tour Policy Board.

Jack Milko is a golf staff writer for SB Nation’s Playing Through. You can follow him on Twitter @jack_milko for more golf coverage. Be sure to check out @_PlayingThrough too.

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