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Exclusive Q&A: Joe Ogilvie on the PGA Tour’s future, the Saudi deal, and boardroom strife

Former PGA Tour pro pens open letter to membership on Saudi PIF deal

In 14 seasons on the PGA Tour, Joe Ogilvie made 399 starts and notched one win before quitting a decade ago to become a money manager. Yet his impact seems destined to exceed his résumé after his recent appointment to the Tour’s Policy Board and to the board of the new for-profit entity, PGA Tour Enterprises. He is the eyes, ears (and perhaps the brain) of the Tour’s player-directors, and was also named to the committee that will directly negotiate with the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund.

In a wide-ranging interview on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the controversial Framework Agreement with the Saudis, Ogilvie talks about boardroom dysfunction, Jon Rahm’s miscalculation, Jay Monahan’s job performance, and how private equity might radically reshape the Tour.


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