Pga, Rory McIlroy returns to the policy board

Five months after his resignation, Rory McIlroy is gearing up to return to the policy board of the PGA Tour

by Andrea Gussoni
Pga, Rory McIlroy returns to the policy board
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Five months after his resignation, Rory McIlroy is gearing up to return to the policy board of the PGA Tour. The Northern Irishman will replace Webb Simpson, who has decided to step aside to facilitate the return of the world number 2.

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The presence of the five-time Major champion could help advance negotiations, which have been at a standstill, between the PGA Tour and the LIV Golf, the Arabian Super League, aimed at creating a unified global circuit without divisions.

"I am happy to do my part," stated McIlroy, who indeed turned down a lucrative offer from the separatist green circuit but boasts an excellent relationship with Yasir Al-Rumayyan, governor of the Public Investment Fund, the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia that finances the LIV.

Rory McIlroy, born on May 4, 1989, in Holywood, Northern Ireland, is a professional golfer hailing from Northern Ireland. He held the world number 1 ranking for 95 weeks and has been among the top ten for over 300 weeks. McIlroy has secured numerous victories in major tournaments, including the 2011 US Open, the 2014 Open Championship, and the 2012 and 2014 PGA Championships.

He also finished third in the 2010 and 2022 Open Championships and the 2009 and 2010 PGA Championships. Moreover, McIlroy claimed victory at the 2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, the 2015 WGC Match Play, the 2015 Dubai Desert Classic, the 2016, 2019, and 2022 Tour Championships, and the FedEx Cup in 2016, 2019, and 2022.

He finished second in the 2012 WGC Match Play, third in the 2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship, and fourth in the 2009 and 2011 WGC-HSBC Champions. The Northern Irishman boasts 20 victories on the PGA Tour and an additional 7 on the European Tour.

He topped the European circuit in 2012, 2014, and 2015, and finished second in 2009 and 2011. He also secured first place in the American circuit in 2014 and 2016, and third in 2012. Additionally, McIlroy has been a key member of the European Ryder Cup team since 2010, earning eight points in twelve matches.

McIlroy has served as a UNICEF Ireland ambassador since June 2011. In December 2011, he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire. Furthermore, he received the Raidió Teilifís Éireann Sports Person of the Year award in 2011 and the Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year in 2012.

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