The PGA Tour experienced a major change in the executive leadership of its organization on Tuesday.
Andy Pazder has resigned as the Tour’s chief competitions and tournaments officer after spending more than 30 years in the association.
In this role, he was responsible for the strategic and operational oversight of Tour, PGA Tour Champions, and Korn Ferry Tour. This included more than 120 events across five domestic tours and one international tour.
Pazder was appointed to the Tour in 1989. He has worked for three different Commissioners. Pazder previously served as the executive vice president, chief of operations, and senior vice president for tournament administration on the PGA Tour Champions, PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour.
He has played various roles within the rule, competitions, and tournament administration areas.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan informed players of the change in a memo. Tyler Dennis will take over Pazder’s responsibilities. Dennis, the executive vice president and president of the PGA Tour and not Pazder was selected to co-lead the day-to-day operations for the Tour in Monahan’s absence.
Jason Gore could take on some of Pazder’s duties. He joined the Tour this year. He was recently promoted to the position as executive vice president and Chief Player Officer and has become the point person for restoring trust between Tour management and players.