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International Golf Federation Elects Pelley

Keith Pelley is the International Golf Federation’s new Chairman.

Lausanne, Switzerland: DP World Tour Chief Executive Keith Pelley has been elected as the International Golf Federation’s (IGF) new Chairman.

At the IGF’s December Board Meeting, World Golf Hall of Fame member Annika Sörenstam was re-elected as IGF President.

“We are grateful for the leadership of Keith Pelley and Annika Sörenstam as we continue to encourage the international development of the sport of golf,” said IGF Executive Director Antony Scanlon.

“As two prominent members in the international golf landscape, Keith and Annika will bring extensive experience and knowledge to our overall strategy and we are thrilled to have them in these key roles.

“I also want to thank PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan for his tenure as the IGF Chairman and we’re delighted to have him continue on the Board moving forward.”

Pelley, from Canada, became the fourth CEO in the DP World Tour’s history in 2015, will serve as the chairman of the IGF from 2023-2027.

Prior to joining the DP World Tour, Pelley was President of Rogers Media in Toronto. Before that, he was Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning at CTVglobemedia, President of Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, President and CEO of the Toronto Argonauts Football Club and President of The Sports Network (TSN) in Canada.

Sörenstam, who has 97 worldwide professional victories during her playing career, was re-elected for a second two-year term as IGF President, which she’ll serve from 2023-2024.

Founded in 1958, the IGF is the international federation recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the world governing body for golf.

Its objectives are to encourage the international development of golf. It also organises biennial amateur team championships for the Eisenhower Trophy (for men) and the Espirito Santo Trophy (for women).

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