Tiger Woods “Getting On The Same Page” With Top Players To Discuss Future Of PGA Tour
As the battle between PGA Tour and LIV Golf players continues on, 15-time champion Tiger Woods has reportedly arrived in Delaware which is hosting the BMW Championship this week. Woods did not come alone, as Rickie Fowler is in attendance with Woods. Woods & Fowler were reportedly meeting with multiple players, and one player who attended the meeting claimed to ESPN “it was all about getting on the same page.”
“It was a good meeting,” the player also said. Players who were at the JP McManus Pro-Am reportedly held discussions with Woods as well when Woods went to attend back in the month of July. The purpose of the discussions was said to be that Woods could direct their ideas to PGA Tour members of a broader scale. Commissioner Jay Monahan intends to host a scheduled informal Q&A session, and Woods reportedly intends to bring all discussed suggestions up to both Monahan & the other tour administrators.
Monahan is the PGA Tour’s fourth official commissioner after taking over duties from former Commissioner Tim Finchem in January 2017. Monahan has been involved with PGA Tour since 2008 when he initially joined as Executive Director of THE PLAYERS Championship. Monahan also previously served as PGA Tour’s Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President-Business Development.
PGA Tour has been steadily losing players to Saudi backed rival LIV. Multiple players have reportedly left, including Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Bryson DeChambeau, & Phil Mickelson. Cameron Smith, who is ranked as the second-best player in the world, is reportedly preparing to join LIV Golf as well.
Current FedEx Champion Patrick Cantlay stated to media that he was also invited to attend the meeting, but is uncertain if anything will change as a direct result of it.
“I’m not sure what, if anything, will change, what will be the result of it. I think it’s good that a lot of the players are getting together to discuss the situation out here, especially given the current circumstances.”
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