Scott elected new Chairman of PGA Tour Players Advisory Committee

Bernie McGuire

Adam Scott (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Once upon a time the golf world had never heard of the PGA Tour’s Players Advisory Committee (PAC), a well behind the scenes body of PGA Tour players who represent the players’ interests in dealings with the PGA Tour.

That was all before LIV Golf, and before Rory McIlroy became the seemingly ‘unofficial spokesperson’ of the PGA Tour in matters LIV Golf related, and also given you never hear from PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan,

Now that’s all changed with every snippet of news coming out of PAC making headlines.

The latest PAC news is that Aussie Adam Scott has been elected by his PGA Tour peers to take over the role of Chairman of PAC, and it’s news that forever ends any talk of Scott joining the ranks of LIV.

The PGA Tour announced the 2013 Masters champ was elected from a cast of three candidates that also include the American duo of Maverick McNealy and Kevin Streelman.

Scott, 42, will serve as chairman for the rest of 2023 and also replaces Charley Hoffman as one of the player directors on the PGA Tour Policy Board on January 1, 2024, serving a three-year term.

When Scott replaces Hoffman on the Policy Board, he and fellow player directors Peter Malnati (2023-25), Rory McIlroy (2022-24) along with Webb Simpson (2023-25) will appoint a fifth player director to serve a three-year term.

Since turning pro in 2000, Scott has won 31 times around the world and heads into the week, the Genesis Invitational, having won his last PGA Tour title in the 2020 event in suburban Santa Monica.

After the heartbreak of bogeying the closing four holes to lose the 2012 Open Championship, Scott the following April became the first Australian in the then 77-year history of the Masters to be fitted with an Augusta National members green jacket.

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