The resignation of long-time PGA Tour officer Andy Pazder this week was "not issued voluntarily" and instead occurred "as a result of what the Tour deemed was inappropriate conduct that violated company policy", according a GOLF report.
Pazder, who served as chief tournaments & competitions officer of the PGA Tour, was removed from his position earlier this week ahead of the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs at the FedEx St Jude Championship.
PGA Tour players informed via e-mail that Andy Pazder, the circuit's Chief Tournaments & Competitions Officer, has resigned. "Tyler Dennis will assume Andy’s responsibilities, overseeing our tournaments and competitions," the memo read. Player meeting set for 4 pm in Memphis.— Rex Hoggard (@RexHoggardGC) August 8, 2023
Hoggard initially said Pazder had "resigned" but multiple sources have since informed GOLF this was not exactly the case.
GOLF's report states:
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan was questioned about Pazder's departure prior to the first round of the FedEx St Jude Championship but he did not add any other comment other than to thank him for his 34 years of service to the circuit.
Monahan, who returned to his PGA Tour position on 17 July following some time out due to health concerns, said:
It is understood Tyler Dennis will now assume Pazder's role by overseeing all future PGA Tour events.
Pazder had overseen a number of different roles in his PGA Tour career.
He served as senior vice president of tournament administration for the Tour, Champions Tour and Korn Ferry Tour in 2007, before being named executive vice president and chief of operations for the PGA Tour in 2010.
Pazder then progressed into the chief tournaments & competitions officer role.