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Breaking news:PGA Tour chief Jay Monahan makes feelings clear on players rejecting Rory McIlroy return

PGA Tour chief Jay Monahan has spoken out after Rory McIlroy’s bid to rejoin the policy board and be at the forefront of LIV Golf talks was rejected by his peers

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan says the policy board’s decision to block Rory McIlroy’s return was not a reflection of the Northern Irishman’s “important influence”.

McIlroy was poised to rejoin the policy board, which he quit in November. Webb Simpson, one of six PGA Tour player directors announced last month he wanted to resign from his post on the condition that McIlroy be the one to replace him.

Four-time major champion McIlroy resigned from the policy board after feeling the toll of being the tour’s defacto spokesman in its rivalry with LIV Golf, quitting to focus on his game and his personal life. However, he was open to rejoining the policy board with merger negotiations with LIV’s backer, the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF), dragging on without a solution.

However, the 35-year-old was met with resistance from his peers. McIlroy said a “subset” of the player directors did not want him to return at this time without the standard election process. According to Golf Digest, Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Cantlay were not keen for McIlroy to return to the policy board.

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After McIlroy spoke out on the issue at Wednesday’s press conference before the Wells Fargo Championship, Monahan released a statement on the situation.

“Today’s news is in no way a commentary on Rory’s important influence,” Monahan said. “It’s simply a matter of adherence to our governance process by which a Tour player becomes a board member.

“Webb remaining in his position as a member of the policy board and PGA Tour Enterprises board through the end of his term provides the continuity needed at this vital time.

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