Tiger Woods, who recently joined the PGA Tour’s policy board, claims that the sport is at a “critical juncture” because no more changes can be made without player approval.
Woods will join Patrick Cantlay, Charley Hoffman, Peter Malnati, Rory McIlroy, and Webb Simpson on the board in this move, which is a part of new governance and transparency measures unveiled by the Tour.
In a news release, Woods, who is recovering from ankle surgery he had in April, stated, “I am honored to represent the players of the PGA Tour.”
The players will make every effort to ensure that any changes made to the Travel operations are in the best interests of all stakeholders, including fans, sponsors, and other players, as this is a crucial time for the Tour.
The news comes almost two months after the golf industry was taken aback by the PGA Tour and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, which owns LIV Golf, announcing a relationship.
The PGA Tour claims that the players and commissioner Jay Monahan will collaborate to change the rules regulating the policy board so that it is made clear that no significant decisions can be taken without the input and consent of the player directors.
Colin Neville, the Special Advisor to the Player Directors, will be fully informed on negotiations of the framework agreement with PIF and will give him any information he needs to do his duties on behalf of the players.