PGA Tour announces Jordan Spieth as Chairman of Players Advisory Council for 2018

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The PGA TOUR announced that Jordan Spieth has been elected Chairman of the Player Advisory Council (PAC) by the TOUR’s membership for the 2018 calendar year. 

Despite a valiant social media campaign from Billy Hurley III which included a video promoting him as 'the golden man'(watch below), it was 'the golden child' Jordan Spieth who has been voted in as Chairman of the PGA Tour's Players Advisory Council.

Spieth, who is an 11-time PGA Tour winner and won the 2017 Open at Royal Birkdale, succeeds Davis Love III (2016-18) as Chairman of the 16-member PAC, which advises and consults with the PGA TOUR Policy Board (Board of Directors) and Commissioner Jay Monahan on issues affecting the TOUR.

The 24-year-old World No.3 will serve a three-year term (2019-2021) as Player Director along with Charley Hoffman ('17-'19), Kevin Streelman ('17-19) and Johnson Wagner ('18-'20). 

“Having a player with Jordan’s pedigree and perspective will be a tremendous addition to the PAC this year and the Policy Board starting in 2019,” said Monahan. “We certainly looked at this as a win-win for the TOUR, as both Jordan and Billy were excellent candidates and both will make significant contributions to the TOUR in helping to shape policy.”

The PGA TOUR announced the 16 players serving on the PAC for 2017 on January 10:

2018 Player Advisory Council
Daniel Berger
Paul Casey
Stewart Cink
Chesson Hadley
James Hahn
Billy Hurley III
Zach Johnson
Matt Kuchar
Anirban Lahiri
Geoff Ogilvy
Sam Saunders
Jordan Spieth
Chris Stroud
Justin Thomas
Kyle Thompson
Cameron Tringale

2018 Player Directors
Charley Hoffman (2017-19)
Davis Love III (2016-2018)
Kevin Streelman (2017-19)
Johnson Wagner (2018-2020)