Rory McIlroy will chair the PGA TOUR Player Advisory Council through 2021
Rory McIlroy is to be the new Chairman of the Player Advisory Council (PAC) for 2021. He is the first international player to serve on the PGA Tour’s policy board, which dates back to 1969. He was accorded the role at a players-only vote, ahead of Russell Knox and Kevin Streelman. The previous chairman was Charley Hoffman.
The 16-member PAC advises and consults with the PGA Tour Policy Board and commissioner Jay Monahan on a wide range of issues affecting the Tour and its players. (Bunkered)
When McIlroy completes his tenure as chairman he will take over as player-director on the Tour's policy board in 2022 for a three-year term. He will succeed Jordan Spieth.
Given McIlroy's friendship with Niall Horan, who is aiming to bring more younger people into golf, and the R&A's support of Horan's drive, the future of golf as a sport that encourages new, younger players, is reassuring. Niall Horan's endorsement by the R&A is discussed here.
As McIlroy himself said before the results were known, "I think I could facilitate something."
He also said, “If I am elected, I would be very honoured to do the job. It's something that I feel quite passionately about. It would be an honour to represent the players on the advisory board.” (Irish Golf Desk)