The transfer comes simply two weeks after PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan returned from his month-long well being absence and roughly two months after the tour aligned itself with the Saudi Public Funding Fund (PIF).
Getting Woods concerned in essential decision-making will assist enhance that.
In keeping with the PGA Tour’s announcement, “the gamers and Commissioner Monahan will work collectively to amend the Coverage Board’s governing paperwork to make it clear that no main choice could be made sooner or later with out the prior involvement and approval of the Participant Administrators.”
This modification is a direct results of the announcement the PGA Tour and the PIF made on Jun. 6, which shocked your complete world.
“I’m honored to characterize the gamers of the PGA Tour,” Woods mentioned, per the tour’s assertion. “This can be a vital level for the Tour, and the gamers will do their finest to make sure that any modifications which might be made in Tour operations are in the most effective curiosity of all Tour stakeholders, together with followers, sponsors, and gamers.
Beforehand, the board solely had 5 members: Patrick Cantlay, Charley Hoffman, Peter Malnati, Rory McIlroy, and Webb Simpson.
Now Woods is added to the combination, and contemplating the 15-time main winner is usually considered the best participant of all time, he doubtless will serve on this capability for years to return.
Plus, with Woods turning 47 this December—and his fused again and decrease leg points—he won’t play in lots of tournaments outdoors of the majors.
As a substitute, he’ll concentrate on enhancing the PGA Tour and making certain extra gamers are concerned with issues going ahead.
Jack Milko is a golf workers author for SB Nation’s Enjoying By. You possibly can observe him on Twitter @jack_milko for extra golf protection. Make sure to take a look at @_PlayingThrough too.