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PGA TOUR Announce Appointment of Tiger Woods to Policy Board

PGA TOUR Announce Appointment of Tiger Woods to Policy Board
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The PGA TOUR have announced the appointment of Tiger Woods to their policy board as a player director in a response to the player demands as a result of the PGA TOUR/LIV Golf merger.

As part of the PGA TOUR’s move to provide transparency and governance measures, the 15-time major winner will sit alongside fellow players Patrick Cantlay, Charley Hoffman, Peter Malnati, Rory McIlroy, and Webb Simpson as player directors.

As well as the addition of six player directors, there are also five independent directors and the PGA of America director.

The agreement states that the PGA TOUR will remain “for the players, by the players, and gives the players an upper hand when it comes to partnering with LIV Golf.”

This comes after on Monday, several players on the PGA TOUR demanded, in a letter, that there be a bigger voice in the future for the sport.

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

“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 thank Commissioner Monahan for agreeing to address our concerns, and we look forward to being at the table with him to make the right decisions for the future of the game that we all love. He has my confidence moving forward with these changes.”

Two months ago, the golfing world was left stunned when the PGA TOUR and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, owners of LIV Golf, announced the highly-unexpected and groundbreaking partnership. The announcement came after months of tension between both associations which meant there was significant disruption in the world of men’s golf.