16-member PAC advises and consults with the PGA TOUR Policy Board (Board of Directors) and Commissioner Jay Monahan on issues affecting the TOUR. Rory McIlroy, who prevailed over Russell Knox and Kevin Streelman, will succeed Jordan Spieth as a Player Director on the PGA TOUR Policy Board next year, serving a three-year term (2022-24).
He will join James Hahn (2020-22), Charley Hoffman (2021-23) and Kevin Kisner (2020-22) on the Policy Board. PGA TOUR announced that Rory McIlroy has been elected Chairman of the Player Advisory Council (PAC) by the TOUR’s membership for the 2021 calendar year.
Voting ended on Thursday, February 11th. McIlroy joined the PGA TOUR in 2010. An 18-time PGA Tour winner, including the 2019 Players Championship and four major championships, McIlroy is one of two players to win multiple FedExCup titles.
When he assumes his role of Player Director in 2022, McIlroy will become the first international player to serve on the Policy Board, which dates back to the TOUR’s first season in 1969. In November, the TOUR announced that the 2020 Player Advisory Council would extend its term through 2021 due to the vital role the PAC played in navigating the TOUR’s response to the pandemic.
John Feinstein: "Golf immediately distance itself from Donald Trump"
John Feinstein, one of the sports writers, especially about golf, wrote an interesting editorial on GolfDigest magazine, about golf and Donald Trump.
In recent days in the United States, there has been a lot of commotion after what happened on Capitol Hill, where several supporters of the outgoing US president, Donald Trump, attacked Congress where the parliament had met to formalize the new landing in the White House of the new president Joe Biden, who won the election a few weeks ago.
After seeing a real assault worthy of the best American Hollywood films, the US police had to use force to send the rioters away, unfortunately even opening fire on some of them.
The news obviously went around the world in a few seconds, with Donald Trump who was also almost immediately blocked on the most important social networks, for violating several of the public regulations of the sites.
Feinstein wrote: "The PGA of America changes venue at the 2022 PGA Championship, take it away from Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey. Announce it today and make it clear once and for all: We don't want to have anything to do with it now Donald J.
Trump. Golf could have done more in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor and the Black Lives Matters movement. There are, of course, those who will compare the Capitol Hill events to the turmoil caused by the BLM movement.
We will never defend any kind of violence or destruction, but the comparison doesn't hold up here. This was an attack on the United States of America, an attack instigated by the President of the United States. It was unique, historic and terrifying.
In recent months, even the NFL, with its largely white and right-wing fan base, has publicly supported the players who chose to protest and apologized for how it handled the Colin Kaepernick case in 2016 and the protests during the before the anthem of 2017.
Golf is the whitest of all sports, in terms of players, media and fans. Golf is, without a doubt, also the most right-oriented sport. Had the 2020 elections been limited to the PGA Tour, there is no doubt that Trump would have won easily.
Icons like Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson have supported Trump with great enthusiasm. Today we are facing another possible turning point: staying away from the Donald Trump man, not from the political Donald Trump. Thus it will become clear to everyone that anyone who incites violence for any reason in any future situation is not welcome in golf. "