Tiger Woods to lead meeting of top PGA Tour players to discuss threat of LIV Golf, per reports


While Tiger Woods will not be collaborating within the FedEx Cup Playoffs, his presence will likely be felt on the grounds of Wilmington Country Club on Tuesday. Woods is predicted to fly into Wilmington, Delaware, to lead a meeting among the many top-20 players on this planet and a few of probably the most influential figures within the sport to garner help amongst his PGA Tour counterparts of their combat in opposition to the rival upstart LIV Golf, in accordance to Media reports.

The meeting reportedly will happen on the website of the 2022 BMW Championship — the second FedEx Cup Playoffs occasion — and can comply with a PGA Tour Player Advisory Council meeting which is able to introduce Max Homa, Brandt Snedeker, Keith Mitchell and Kevin Streelman as replacements for earlier members Brooks Koepka, Graeme McDowell and Paul Casey, who’ve defected to LIV Golf.

“It’s a meeting to get the top 20 players in the world on the same page on how we can continue to make the PGA Tour the best product in professional golf,” a participant who will likely be attending the meeting instructed ESPN.

This meeting might embody some tough dialogue for attendees because the Fire Pit Collective’s Alan Shipnuck reported: “Supposedly everything is on the table, from major championship boycotts to [PGA Tour commissioner Jay] Monahan’s future to a larger compromise.”

Monahan is predicted to meet with players on Wednesday.

All of that is simply the most recent in what has been a well-documented battle between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. Most not too long ago, a federal decide out of San Jose, California, denied a short lived restraining order for LIV Golf individuals Talor Gooch, Matt Jones and Hudson Swafford as they wished to play within the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs.

Some of the largest critics to LIV Golf have included Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Billy Horschel, however Woods has not been silent on the matter and made his ideas identified on the a hundred and fiftieth Open at St. Andrews in July.

“I disagree with it,” Woods mentioned. “I think that what they’ve done is they’ve turned their back on what has allowed them to get to this position.”

“Some of these players may not ever get a chance to play in major championships,” Woods continued. “That is a possibility. We don’t know that for sure yet. It’s up to all the major championship bodies to make that determination. But that is a possibility, that some players will never, ever get a chance to play in a major championship, never get a chance to experience this right here, walk down the fairways at Augusta National. That, to me, I just don’t understand it.”

Coincidentally, it’s the Champion Golfer of the Year whose title has been on the heart of rumors in current weeks as Cameron Smith has been linked to LIV Golf. The world No. 2 withdrew from the BMW Championship on Monday citing hip discomfort and won’t be on property as he heals up earlier than the Tour Championship.

The 28-year-old could be LIV Golf’s greatest haul to date as he would be a part of different main champions Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen and Henrik Stenson.

The outflow of expertise from the PGA Tour has not been important to this point, however the potential departure of Smith — a present main champion in his prime and among the many finest on this planet — might have lit a hearth beneath PGA Tour members. With exemptions into main championships for the subsequent 5 years, what’s to cease one other younger expertise from following in Smith’s footsteps after a significant championship triumph.

All of this and extra Woods and his friends will try to work out on Tuesday.

Leave a Comment