PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has suffered a medical issue and has stepped away from his role.
In a statement Wednesday afternoon (AEST) released by the PGA Tour, Monahan has informed the league he is recovering from an unspecified medical situation.
“The Board fully supports Jay and appreciates everyone respecting his privacy,” read the statement.
According to the tour, chief operating officer Ron Price and executive vice president Tyler Dennis will lead day-to-day operations in Monahan’s absence.
Monahan joined the tour in 2008 as executive director of the Players Championship. He moved over to an executive role with the tour in 2013, and took over as commissioner from Tim Finchem in 2017.
The news comes just days after Monahan and the tour announced a surprise partnership with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, which is the primary financial backer of LIV Golf. As part of the proposed deal all litigation between the tour and LIV will be dismissed.
The tour remains involved in an antitrust probe by the Department of Justice, and this week was informed the US Senate is opening an investigation into the alliance between the tour and Saudi Arabia.This story will continue to be updated.