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One year after acknowledging LIV Golf appeal, Adam Scott named chairman of PGA Tour's Player Advisory Board

February 14, 2023

Andy Lyons

Adam Scott has been named chairman of the PGA Tour Player Advisory Council.

Scott, 42, was appointed to the position following a vote from the tour’s membership. Scott will serve as the chairman for 2023 and will replace Charley Hoffman as one of the player directors on the tour’s policy board. Scott beat out Maverick McNealy and Kevin Streelman for the role. It was only last month that Scott was named to the PAC for the first time in his 22-year PGA Tour career.

Interestingly, the appointment comes on the one-year anniversary of Scott acknowledging his interests in LIV Golf at the 2022 Genesis Invitational. “Depending what your goals are in golf, I think [LIV Golf’s] schedule is very appealing,” Scott said last year. “From that side of things, I would consider doing that, for sure. From a lifestyle side of things, yes.”

Later, Scott would add, “Well, when there’s only a proposed 14 events, let’s say, and you might pick to play some other events, there seems to be time for a legitimate offseason. I think that’s really missed on the PGA Tour from all aspects but certainly from the top players. I think we would all like to see a break, and a break where you’re not penalized for taking a break. I think that’s one of the big things.”

The PAC advises and consults with the PGA Tour policy board and commissioner Jay Monahan on issues affecting the tour. Other player directors are Rory McIlroy, Patrick Cantlay, Webb Simpson and Peter Malnati.

Scott has made more 370 career starts on the PGA Tour and boasts 14 wins, highlighted by his triumph at the 2013 Masters. He is seventh on the tour’s all-time career earnings list with a little more than $60 million.

Scott is in this week’s Genesis Invitational field, making just his third start this season. He won the event in 2020.