Asian Tour chief executive officer Josh Burack has resigned after two years at the helm, citing family reasons.
“It is with mixed emotions that I have decided to leave the tour when reaching the two-year mark. My wife and two children have been urging me to travel less and spend more time with our family, so I want to respect their wishes and not have any regrets of my own later,” said Burack.
With the Asian Tour in a much stronger position now than when I joined, I know our talented team will be able to continue the progress. My sincere thanks to them and our board of directors for providing me with the opportunity to lead the Asian Tour. It has been a great honour and I will always remain a huge supporter of the Asian Tour,” he added.
Since Burack took over the helm in October 2016, the Asian Tour enjoyed a period of rapid growth as events on the main circuit have increased from 24 in the 2016 season to more than 30 in 2018. During his tenure, the tour also added a host of media partnerships including tie-ups with Bloomberg, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Wall Street Journal, Golf Asia, Golf Digest India and Golf Journal Korea. Most significantly, in 2017, the Asian Tour became the first tour outside Europe to become an affiliate of the R&A.
“The tour is very appreciative to Josh for his passion and leadership over the last two years he has led the organisation. The tour has achieved much and wishes Josh the best of luck in his future endeavours,” said Asian Tour chairman Jimmy Masrin.