McIlroy on PGA Tour board resignation: ‘Something had to give’

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Rory McIlroy admitted that he was struggling to juggle his on and off course commitments so ultimately ‘something had to give’ as he explained his abrupt resignation from the PGA Tour board earlier this week.

McIlroy became the PGA Tour spokesperson in the face of the breakaway LIV Golf tour over the last eighteen months and while there was a brief period where it seemed to compliment his golf after a turbulent 2021, there is no doubt that his commitment to the board took its toll on him this year.

As well as the sometimes seven or eight hour meetings on the PGA Tour board, the Holywood man also added to his arsenal, investment in a Formula One team alongside the likes of Trent Alexander Arnold and co-ownership of the newly formed TGL which is set to get underway in January.

In the end, the four-time major champion conceded that he had too many spinning plates to deal with.

“I just think I’ve got a lot going on in my life between my golf game, my family and my growing investment portfolio, involvement in TGL and I just felt that something had to give. I didn’t feel I could commit the time and energy into doing that,” the five-time Race to Dubai champion told Sky Sports Golf.

“I don’t mind being busy I just like being busy doing my own stuff so something had to give. There are guys on the board who are spending a lot more time and a lot more energy on it than I am and it’s in good hands and I felt like it was the right time to step off.”


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