PGA Tour Board to get shocking Rory McIlroy shakeup amid surprising resignation

Rory McIlroy left the PGA Tour Policy Board last year, but now the Northern Irishman may find himself back in leadership.

Sources confirmed that the four-time major winner could see a director role on both the PGA Tour Policy Board and PGA Tour Enterprises with a vote on Wednesday, per The Guardian.

Webb Simpson, a current player director, offered his resignation Monday, requesting that McIlroy replace him.

McIlroy relinquished his leadership duties last November, which came as a shock. When he left, McIlroy stated that he wanted to focus more on his game.

It is unclear whether he will accept the role.

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Professional golf is still in limbo. There has been no update on the Saudi PIF and PGA Tour negotiations after the June 6th framework agreement.

The 24-time PGA Tour winner has expressed his belief that golf’s reputation has been damaged throughout this process.

This news comes a week after McIlroy squashed his own LIV Golf rumors and told the world that he would play on the PGA Tour for the rest of his career.

His pending return to the trenches could help the morale of the membership. The DP World Tour and Fenway Sports Group are also likely pleased with this development. The PGA Tour brokered a deal worth up to $3 billion with the sports consortium earlier this year.

McIlroy and Tiger Woods have existing connections with FSG through TGL, a simulation golf league that will launch in January 2025. Yet, the World No. 2 also has an existing relationship with the governor of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, Yasir al-Rumayyan.

Woods, Patrick Cantlay, and Jordan Spieth are fellow board members who will vote on McIlroy’s possible return. McIlroy is in New Orleans this week with playing partner Shane Lowry for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Savannah Leigh Richardson is a golf staff writer for SB Nation’s Playing Through. For more golf coverage, be sure to follow us @_PlayingThrough on all major social platforms. You can also follow her on Twitter @SportsGirlSL and Instagram @savannah_leigh_sports.

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