Tiger Woods has been appointed to the PGA Tour's policy board, giving players a greater say in any deal with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund.
Why it matters
This event is significant as it marks a shift in power within the PGA Tour, with players now having the final say on any agreement with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund.
What the papers say
The Times describes the appointment of Tiger Woods as a result of players demanding changes to the PGA Tour's governance structure. The Independent highlights that Woods' appointment marks the first time players outnumber independent directors on the board. The New York Times emphasizes that the addition of Woods to the board is part of a star-driven rebuke of the PGA Tour and a player effort to reclaim power over the circuit.
How we got here
The players were left blindsided by the PGA Tour's announcement of a framework agreement with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund. This led to a group of players signing a letter demanding changes to the tour's governance structure.
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