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McIlroy resigns from PGA TOUR Policy Board

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Rory McIlroy resigned from his position on the PGA TOUR Policy Board on Tuesday.

Commissioner Jay Monahan confirmed McIlroy's resignation in an email to PGA TOUR members.

"Rory's resignation letter, which he sent to the full board late (Tuesday) afternoon, clearly stated that the difficult decision was made due to professional and personal commitments," Monahan wrote.

He continued: "Given the extraordinary time and effort that Rory - and all of his fellow player directors - have invested in the TOUR during this unprecedented, transformational period in our history, we certainly understand and respect his decision to step down in order to focus on his game and his family."

McIlroy spent three years as a member of the player advisory council before serving the past two years on the policy board.

The 34-year-old admitted while speaking this week at the DP World Tour finale in Dubai that his duties as a player director have been more than he bargained for.

"Not what I signed up for whenever I went on the board," McIlroy said, according to NBC Sports. "But yeah, the game of professional golf has been in flux for the last two years."

McIlroy has been among the most vocal players on TOUR since LIV Golf's introduction in 2022. He and the rest of the TOUR members were blindsided by the PGA's announcement of a merger with the Saudi Public Investment Fund in June.

The Northern Irishman recently described his relationship with player director Patrick Cantlay as "average at best" to the Irish Independent's Paul Kimmage. McIlroy also called the American a "dick" resulting from a confrontation with his caddie Joe LaCava at the Ryder Cup in September.

The remaining player directors - Cantlay, Tiger Woods, Webb Simpson, Charley Hoffman, and Peter Malnati - will select a replacement to complement the remainder of McIlroy's term through 2024.

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