In the wake of Rory McIlroy’s surprise decision to resign from the PGA Tour Policy Board, Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard is reporting that Jordan Spieth has been elected to replace McIlroy in the Player Director role.
McIlroy announced his resignation last week citing “professional and personal commitments,” and further explained that “something had to give.” He also stated that the Board was in good hands, hinting that he’d grown tired of the boardroom role having spent the best part of two years as the de facto spokesman for the PGA Tour and the main critic of the breakaway LIV Golf Tour.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan shared the information with PGA Tour players on Monday morning following the conclusion of the RSM Classic and with it the FedEx Cup Fall season.
“With Rory McIlroy resigning from the PGA Tour Policy Board last week, per the PGA Tour Tournament regulations, the five remaining Player Directors have elected Jordan Spieth to serve the remainder of Rory’s terms which expires at the end of 2024.
“Jordan has extensive experience with the Tour’s governance process, having served two years on the Player Advisory Council (2017-2018) including PAC Chairman in 2018 and three years (2019-2021) as a Player Director,” the email read.
Spieth will become the sixth Player Director on the Policy Board, joining Tiger Woods, Patrick Cantlay, Peter Malnati, Webb Simpson and Adam Scott on the panel for 2024.
Jordan Spieth tabbed to serve out remainder of Rory McIlroy’s term (one year) on Tour policy board. pic.twitter.com/WSMR1dQQBl
— Rex Hoggard (@RexHoggardGC) November 20, 2023