Tiger Woods has agreed to join the PGA Tour policy board as a player director.
Woods joins Rory McIlroy and four others – Patrick Cantlay, Charley Hoffman, Peter Malnati and Webb Simpson – in the role.
The 15-time major champion takes the tally of player directors to six, a key number as it now outnumbers the independent directors on the board, effectively giving players the final say on tour matters.
It comes after a number of the PGA’s top stars felt blindsided by the tour’s pact with the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund, merging them with the DP world tour and LIV Golf.
A statement from the PGA confirmed that ‘player directors will have full transparency and the authority to approve — or to decline to approve — any potential changes to the tour as part of the framework agreement discussions’.
Speaking of his decision, Woods said: “I am honored to represent the players of the PGA Tour.
This is a critical point for the tour, and the players will do their best to make certain that any changes that are made in tour operations are in the best interest of all tour stakeholders, including fans, sponsors and players.
“The players thank Commissioner Monahan for agreeing to address our concerns, and we look forward to being at the table with him to make the right decisions for the future of the game that we all love.
“He has my confidence moving forward with these changes.”