Tiger Woods Foundation chief Greg McLaughlin to join PGA Tour
Greg McLaughlin, the president and CEO of the Tiger Woods Foundation since 2000, is leaving his twin posts to assume an executive position at the PGA Tour, McLaughlin said Tuesday.
McLaughlin didn't specify the job he'll have at the tour, and the tour has yet to confirm the move. He also said he will remain involved with the foundation.
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McLaughlin was the tournament director of the Nissan Open (now the Northern Trust Open) at Riviera when he offered Woods an exemption into his first PGA Tour event at age 16. He later ran the Honda Classic and Western Open.
Woods said he is thankful for the leadership from McLaughlin. During his tenure, seven Tiger Woods Learning Centers were created, and McLaughlin also ran the AT&T National, Deutsche Bank Championship and World Challenge – all of which benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.