REVEALED: How Rory McIlroy will still play a role in PGA talks with LIV’s Saudi backers… despite Tiger Woods and co. ‘voting against his return to the board’

REVEALED: How Rory McIlroy will still play a role in PGA talks with LIV’s Saudi backers… despite Tiger Woods and co. ‘voting against his return to the board’

Rory McIlroy may not be making a return to the PGA Tour Policy Board but he will play a part in the negotiations with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund

The Northern Irishman had looked to make his way back to the policy board and replace the outgoing Webb Simpson after resigning in November amid frustrations over the role. 

However, his return was shut down by his peers with the World No 2 stating that ‘old wounds had re-opened’.

Yet, while the door to McIlroy’s return to the board has been firmly shut, the 35-year-old will play a role in the ongoing talks with LIV Golf’s Saudi backers regarding a potential multibillion-dollar investment in PGA Tour Enterprises, serving on the transaction committee. 

The PGA Tour announced Thursday that former 

As part of his role, Gorder will also serve on the transaction subcommittee, which the Tour confirmed consists of liaison director Joe Ogilvie, Fenway Sports Group founder and principal owner John W. Henry, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan, and golfers Adam Scott, Tiger Woods and McIlroy.

‘I’ve already had calls with that group,’ McIlroy said of the subcommittee following his opening round of 67 at the Wells Fargo Championship.

‘I had a really good hour and a half Zoom with those 

Yeah, I’m not on the board, but I’m in some way involved in that transaction committee. I don’t have a vote so I don’t, you know, I don’t have I guess a meaningful say in what happens in the future.

‘But at least I can, I feel like I can be helpful on that committee, and that was sort of a compromise for I guess not getting a board seat.’

McIlroy resigned from his position on the board in November amid frustrations with the role but was expected to replace Simpson on the board and the board of directors of PGA Tour Enterprises in a stunning return. 

Yet that comeback was met with resistance from the remaining five player-executives on the board. 

The player directors, which include Woods, Patrick Cantlay, Peter Malnati, Adam Scott and Jordan Spieth, voted against the decision to re-integrate McIlroy, according to The Telegraph. 

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