Rory McIlroy has resigned from the PGA Tour Board, it was confirmed by PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan on Tuesday November 14.
The World No.2 mentioned how the job was no longer the one he initially signed up to in light of the ongoing framework agreement between the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF).
The PIF of course also bankrolls the PGA Tour's rival, the LIV Golf League, which McIlroy has hit out at a number of times.
When pressed by reporters at the DP World Tour Championship on November 14 as to whether he was enjoying his seat at the PGA Tour table, McIlroy firmly replied:
PGA Tour commissioner Monahan then issued a statement to confirm news of McIlroy's departure from the PGA Tour board and to thank him for his commitment.
Read Monahan's comments in full below...
McIlroy initially served two years on the Player Advisory Council (PAC), one year as PAC chairman and then two further years as the first international golfer to serve on the board of directors at the PGA Tour.
#RESIGNED — Rory McIlroy has resigned from the PGA TOUR policy board. Here is the email Commissioner Monahan sent out tonight:— NUCLR GOLF (@NUCLRGOLF) November 15, 2023
I wanted to inform you that Rory Mcllroy has resigned from the PGA TOUR Policy Board. Rory's resignation letter, which he sent to… pic.twitter.com/uotDyI8FFo
Monahan said of McIlroy:
The PGA Tour will now work on finding a suitable replacement for McIlroy on the board.
PGA Tour player Michael Kim took to Twitter to give his thoughts on McIlroy's resignation.
In light of the PGA Tour's ongoing framework agreement with the Saudi Public Investment Fund, the PGA Tour held its final Policy Board meeting of the year at its HQ on Tuesday November 14.
PGA Tour commissioner Monahan led the meeting and he confirmed in the memo that was sent out to members that negotiations towards a definitive agreement with the PIF and the DP World Tour remain a "priority".
Monahan's memo also triggered LIV Golf's Phil Mickelson into an instant reaction on social media after it emerged there will be potential for player equity in the PGA Tour's new for-profit entity, PGA Tour Enterprises.