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Rory McIlroy has explained the decision to resign from his position as a player director on the PGA Tour’s influential policy board.
The world No.2 announced the surprise move on Tuesday, despite being expected to serve in the position until 2024.
McIlroy, 34, has been one of the strongest supporters of the PGA Tour during its battles with the breakaway LIV Golf Tour, but admitted he felt like a “sacrificial lamb” after the two parties announced they would merge in June.
He’s now moved away from the policy board, a decision he had been weighing up for a while.
“Something had to give. There’s only so many hours in the day and so many days in the week and I’ve got a lot going on in my life right now,” McIlroy told BBC Sport.
“Between trying to be a world-class golfer and trying to be a good husband and a good father, I’ve got a growing investment…