Jordan Spieth will serve the remainder of Rory McIlroy’s term as a player director the PGA Tour’s policy board.
The PGA commissioner, Jay Monahan, announced the change to tour members on Monday.
The term runs through to the end of 2024. Spieth’s selection was voted on by the five other player directors: Tiger Woods, Patrick Cantlay, Charley Hoffman, Peter Malnati and Webb Simpson.
“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 term which expires at the end of 2024,” Monahan wrote to members, according to an email obtained by Golf Channel.
“Jordan has extensive experience with the Tour’s governance process, having served two years on the Player Advisory Council (2017-18) including PAC Chairman in 2018 and three years (2019-21) as a Player Director.”
McIlroy resigned last week, saying he wanted to spend less time embroiled in the politics of golf. He also acknowledged that the agreement between the PGA Tour and DP World Tour with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, which backs LIV Golf, over future cooperation affected his role on the board.
“I like being busy but I like being busy doing my own thing,” said McIlroy. “It just got to the point where I couldn’t fit it all in. I’m thinking as we go into the next year, as I try to get ramped up for Augusta and all those tournaments, I just can’t see me putting the time and the energy into it. If I feel like I’m not prepared going into those meetings then it is better off if someone else takes my place, who is able to put the time and the energy into it.
“There’s only so many hours in the day and so many days in the week and I’ve got a lot going on in my life right now. Between trying to be a world-class golfer and trying to be a good husband and a good father, I’ve got a growing investment portfolio that’s taking up more of my time.”
Spieth, 30, is a 13-time winner on the PGA Tour with major victories at the Masters (2015), US Open (2015) and The Open (2017).