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McIlroy first non-American elected chairman of PGA Tour's player council

Rory McIlroy has been voted chairman of the Player Advisory Council for 2021, as announced by the PGA Tour, making him the first player outside of the US to serve on the board.

Also in the running for the position was America's Kevin Streelman and Scotland's Russel Knox but McIlroy was successful after being voted in by his peers.

McIlroy has previously explained his intentions behind standing for the position, which were to bring his experience to the role to improve the sport.

Once he completes his tenure in this position, from 2022 he will take over as player-director on the tour's policy board for a three-year term, succeeding three-time major winner Jordan Spieth.

"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."

Author: Jake Wilkin

Image by Frédéric Perez


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