McIlroy misses return to PGA Tour official: ‘Things have become quite complicated’

Rory McIlroy recently made headlines when he announced that he would not be returning to the PGA Tour’s board of directors for the foreseeable future. The decision came after a “quite chaotic” discussion within the board regarding reintegration, in which old issues and tensions surfaced. McIlroy first joined the Player Advisory Council in 2019 and has since…

Rory McIlroy made headlines recently when he announced that he would not be returning to the PGA Tour board of directors anytime soon. The decision came after some “fairly chaotic” discussions within the board about reintegrating, where old issues and tensions came to the surface. McIlroy first joined the Player Advisory Council in 2019 and then served on the PGA Tour’s Policy Council from 2021 until last November. However, he resigned, citing concerns about the time and energy the role required. Another director, Webb Simpson, resigned last month and has reportedly suggested McIlroy as his successor, after he said he would help negotiate a unified men’s game. But his reappointment is subject to a vote by board members, and McIlroy suggested some were concerned about his possible return.

In a statement to the Wells Fargo Championship, McIlroy acknowledged the debate over his reappointment reminded him of why he retired in the first place. He described the process as complicated and confusing, rekindling old wounds and past grievances.

McIlroy said some board members were unhappy with his return for reasons he couldn’t specify. Based on this, he suggested that if some members were not happy with his return, he would continue his term.

Mr. McIlroy reiterated his determination for Mr. Simpson to continue in his role and expressed support for Mr. Simpson’s decision. As for McIlroy himself, he plans to focus on his own endeavors for now, rather than returning to political consulting.

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