As a result of Tiger Woods joining the PGA Tour Policy Board, there were a lot of reactions. Kevin Streelman, who is also a member of the Player Advisory Council, is delighted to hear that Woods has accepted a role of this importance, and believes that it will have a tremendous impact on the future of the PGA Tour.
“He (Tiger) reached out to all of us a few days ago and said that he wanted to do a quick phone call with all the PAC members and Player Directors, “ Streelman told Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio, as quoted by golfmonthly.com “We had no idea what to expect but we’re all pleasantly surprised and thankful he’s willing to do this, to step into the governance side of things and to have the players, sponsors and the fans’ back shows that he really cares about our product and the future of it and wants to be involved in governance going forward.
I think it’s pretty cool”.
Kevin Streelman on the big names
When you have such big names involved in the story, then it is quite logical that you expect big things. Streelman is happy to have the opportunity to collaborate with such big names and the fact that they will be part of this story.
“I started going on the PAC in 2008/2009 when Phil and Tiger, clearly they spoke with Tim (Finchem, previous PGA Tour commissioner) behind the scenes a great amount, but publicly and being the face of behind the scenes stuff as far as PAC and board membership they weren’t as involved, the superstar side of things.
Now to see guys like Jordan Spieth coming onto the board – Jon Rahm being on the PAC with Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns – it’s really changed and it just shows how much they care." Streelman did not expect that Woods would actually agree to be part of the PGA Tour Policy Board.
He is aware of the significance this can have in the long run. “For Tiger to do this was not what we were expecting but it’s not even a pleasant surprise, it’s a great surprise and I even think the Tour’s excited for it too.
It’s just going to make our product as good as possible, try to get some sort of unity and great golf to our fans out there and at the same time knowing everyone has our best interest as a player on Tour is really important as well”.