2024 Will Be Martin Slumbers Final Year as R&A CEO

Cameron Smith Practice Round 151st Open Championship Royal Liverpool
Cameron Smith returns the Claret Jug to R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers during a practice round ahead of the 151st British Open Golf Championship at Royal Liverpool GC in Hoylake, England on July 17, 2023. (Photo by Peter Byrne for PA Images via Getty Images)

Martin Slumbers will end his reign as the CEO of the R&A at the conclusion of the 2024 season, according to a report by Reuters.

Slumbers has headed the UK’s historic golf organization since 2015, taking over from Peter Dawson.

“It has been a privilege to serve golf at the highest level,” Slumbers said in a statement. “It is a role that I have been proud to carry out on behalf of The R&A’s employees, the members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club and all our global partners.”

Slumbers will oversee the 2024 editions of the Open Championship at Royal Troon, the AIG Women’s Open at St Andrews and the Curtis Cup match at Sunningdale before he retiring.

He added, “In any career, there is a time to allow the next generation to have its turn. I am grateful to have had the honor, for nearly a decade, to have been the custodian of all that The R&A and the game of golf more broadly represents.”



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