Tiger Woods joins PGA Tour’s board as player director

Tiger Woods joins PGA Tour's board as player director

Tiger Woods has joined the PGA Tour’s Policy Board as a player director in a move which will give golfers a bigger say in major decisions.

Woods’ appointment follows the merger between the Tour, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and the DP World Tour in June that left players blindsided.

The 15-time major winner becomes the board’s sixth player director, joining Rory McIlroy and four others.

“I am honoured to represent the players of the PGA Tour,” said Woods, 47.

“This is a critical point for the Tour, and the players will do their best to make certain that any changes that are made in Tour operations are in the best interest of all Tour stakeholders, including fans, sponsors and players.”

The players will work with Tour commissioner Jay Monahan to amend the policy board’s governing documents so “no major decision can be made in the future without the prior involvement and approval of the player directors”.

Woods joins fellow players McIlroy, Patrick Cantlay, Charley Hoffman, Peter Malnati and Webb Simpson on the board.

In addition to the six player directors, the other board members are five independent directors, and the PGA of America director.

The player directors will have full transparency and the authority to approve or decline any potential changes to the Tour as part of the Framework Agreement discussions.

Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel