Jordan Spieth will serve for the rest of Rory McIlroy’s time period as Participant Director on the PGA Tour Coverage Board.
PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan introduced the change in Tour membership on Monday.
The time period runs till the tip of 2024. Spieth’s choice was voted on by the opposite 5 managers: Tiger Woods, Patrick Cantlay, Charlie Hoffman, Peter Malnati and Webb Simpson.
“With Rory McIlroy’s resignation from the PGA Tour Coverage Board final week, in accordance with PGA Championship bylaws, the 5 remaining participant managers have elected Jordan Spieth to serve the rest of Rory’s time period expiring on the finish of 2024,” Monahan wrote to members. In accordance with an electronic mail obtained by Golf Channel.
“Jordan brings in depth expertise within the Tour administration course of, having served two years on the Participant Advisory Board (2017-18) together with PAC Chair in 2018 and three years (2019-21) as Director of Gamers.”
McIlroy resigned final week, saying he wished to spend much less time concerned in golf politics. He additionally acknowledged that the settlement between the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour with the Public Funding Fund of Saudi Arabia, which helps LIV Golf, concerning future cooperation affected his position on the board.
“I wish to be busy, however I wish to be busy doing my very own factor,” McIlroy mentioned. “I am attending to the purpose the place I can not take all of it in. I believe as we go into subsequent yr, as I am attempting to prepare for Augusta and all these tournaments, I can not see me placing the time and vitality into it. If I really feel like I am not able to go to these meets, I higher Another person takes my place, who is ready to put time and vitality into it.
“There are solely so many hours within the day and so many days within the week, and I’ve so much occurring in my life proper now. Between attempting to be a world-class golfer and attempting to be a very good husband and a very good father, I’ve a rising funding portfolio that’s taking on extra of my time.
Spieth, 30, is a 13-time winner on the PGA Tour with main victories on the Masters (2015), the US Open (2015) and The Open (2017).