Rory McIlroy's unexpected resignation from the PGA Tour board on Tuesday caught many by surprise. Although Rory was one of the main ambassadors of the PGA Tour, the Northern Irishman realized that it was time for some other challenges.
McIlroy wants to be more dedicated to his game, rather than political events on the golf scene. However, regardless of his resigning, many believe that his voice will continue to be important. The PGA Tour issued a statement expressing their respect for Rory and their thanks.
"Citing personal and professional commitments, Rory McIlroy has notified the PGA Tour policy board that he is resigning his position as a player director," -PGA Tour said.
Jay Monahan reacts to Rory McIlroy's decision
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan is happy to have such a golfer on board.
Rory McIlroy has fought passionately for the PGA Tour since day one and used every opportunity to point out the existence of problems. Monahan can't forget the effort Rory put in. "During his tenure, Rory's insight has been instrumental in helping shape the success of the Tour and his willingness to thoughtfully voice his opinion has been especially impactful.
Given the extraordinary time and effort that Rory - and all of his fellow player directors - have invested in the Tour during this unprecedented, transformational period in our history, we certainly understand and respect his decision to step down in order to focus on his game and his family."- Monahan said, as quoted by skysports.com Although many believed that Rory McIlroy enjoyed his job and loved the attention, the Northern Irishman denied it.
Rory is a person who enjoys talking more on the course and proving himself. "Not particularly, no. Not what I signed for when I went on the board. But the game of professional golf has been in flux for the last two years. "- Rory McIlroy said.