Rory McIlroy announced as new chairman of PGA Tour players' advisory council

Rory McIlroy becomes the first international player to serve on PGA Tour's policy board.

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

Rory McIlroy has been elected chairman of the PGA Tour's player advisory council for 2021 and becomes the first international player to serve on the PGA Tour's policy board, which started in 1969.

The four-time major champion was voted by his fellow PGA Tour players and beat Russell Knox and Kevin STreelman to the position.

McIlroy previously stated that he was keen to be elected as the chairman and bring his vast experience into the role and help improve many areas of the sport, including the growth of participation.

"The PGA Tour announced today that Rory McIlroy has been elected chairman of the player advisory council (PAC) by the tour's membership for the 2021 calendar year," read a PGA Tour statement.

"The 16-member PAC advises and consults with the PGA Tour policy board (board of directors) and commissioner Jay Monahan on issues affecting the tour.

"Rory McIlroy, who prevailed over Russell Knox and Kevin Streelman, will succeed Jordan Spieth as a player director on the PGA Tour policy board next year, serving a three-year term (2022-2024).

"He will join James Hahn (2020-22), Charley Hoffman (2021-23) and Kevin Kisner (2020-22) on the policy board.

"McIlroy will become the first international player to serve on the policy board, which dates back to the tour's first season in 1969."

McIlroy will be in action on the PGA Tour this week at Riviera for the Genesis Invitational, which features a star-studded field, with eight of the world's top 10 all playing.

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