Jay Monahan steps away to ‘recover from medical situation’

Ronan MacNamara

Jay Monahan the Commissioner of The PGA Tour (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan who helped broker the merger between the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and the PIF has stepped away from his role for an unspecified medical situation.

COO Ron Price and president Tyler Dennis will fill the void and lead the day to day operations in his absence.

The news comes a week after the most tumultuous week in the history of professional golf and Monahan’s decision to step back is another twist in the plot.


A 75-minute players meeting was held in Toronto last week after the news of the merger was released with Monahan facing calls to resign during a heated encounter.

No details of Monahan’s medical condition have been released by the PGA Tour. Monahan has been with the Tour since 2008, succeeding Tim Finchem as commissioner in 2017.

A joint statement from Monahan and the Tour’s policy board read: “Jay Monahan informed the PGA Tour Policy Board that he is recuperating from a medical situation.

“The Board fully supports Jay and appreciates everyone respecting his privacy. During Jay’s absence, Ron Price, Chief Operating Officer, and Tyler Dennis, Executive Vice President & President, PGA Tour, will lead the day-to-day operations of the PGA Tour with the assistance of the great team Jay has built, ensuring seamless continuity. We will provide further updates as appropriate.”

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