Rory McIlroy has been elected as the first non-American to serve as chairman of the PGA Tour’s player advisory council.
The former world golf number one beat Kevin Streelman and Scotland’s Russell Knox to the job.
McIlroy, who will succeed Jordan Spieth next year, previously said he was standing for the role as his experience could help to improve the sport.
Rory has 18 PGA Tour titles to his name heading into the role and takes over as player-director on the tour’s policy board in 2022 for a three-year term.
A statement from the PGA read:
“The PGA Tour announced today (Tuesday) that Rory McIlroy has been elected chairman of the player advisory council (PAC) by the tour’s membership for the 2021 calendar year,” read a PGA Tour statement.
“The 16-member PAC advises and consults with the PGA Tour policy board (board of directors) and commissioner Jay Monahan on issues affecting the tour.
“Rory McIlroy, who prevailed over Russell Knox and Kevin Streelman, will succeed Jordan Spieth as a player director on the PGA Tour policy board next year, serving a three-year term (2022-2024).
“He will join James Hahn (2020-22), Charley Hoffman (2021-23) and Kevin Kisner (2020-22) on the policy board.
“McIlroy will become the first international player to serve on the policy board, which dates back to the tour’s first season in 1969.”
Rory is back in action on Thursday on the PGA tour.