The PGA Tour is asking on Tiger Woods.
Woods will meet with the lots of the tour’s high gamers on Tuesday on the BMW Championship because the PGA decides the subsequent steps in its battle with LIV Golf.
“I’m listening to (Tuesday’s) PGA Tour participant assembly relating to LIV goes to be a banger,” Alan Shipnuck of the Hearth Pit Collective tweeted on Monday evening.
Tiger Woods throughout the British Open.REUTERS
“Supposedly all the pieces is on the desk, from main championship boycotts to Monahan’s future to a bigger compromise. And Tiger M.F. Woods is anticipated to fly in to supply counsel/bully/cajole.”
Woods has spoken out in opposition to LIV Golf as Greg Norman’s rival tour continues to recruit large names with the lure of assured prize cash and big contracts. Norman just lately confirmed LIV, which is financially backed by the Saudi Arabian regime, provided Woods between $700-800 million.
“The gamers who’ve chosen to go to LIV and to play there, I disagree with it,’’ Woods stated on the British Open at St. Andrews. “I believe that what they’ve finished is that they’ve turned their again on what has allowed them to get to this place. Some gamers have by no means bought an opportunity to even expertise it — they’ve gone proper from the newbie ranks proper into that group and by no means actually bought an opportunity to play out right here and what it feels prefer to play a Tour schedule or to play in some large occasions.
“And, who is aware of what’s going to occur within the close to future with world-ranking factors, the standards for getting into main championships? The governing our bodies are going to must determine that out. A few of these gamers could not ever get an opportunity to play in main championships. That may be a risk that some gamers won’t ever, ever get an opportunity to play in a serious championship, by no means get an opportunity to expertise this proper right here, stroll down the fairways at Augusta Nationwide. That, to me, I simply don’t perceive it.’’
The BMW Championship in Delaware is the second leg of the PGA Tour playoffs. All gamers who defected to LIV — a gaggle that features Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau — had been banned from collaborating in PGA Tour occasions.
“It’s a gathering to get the highest 20 gamers on the earth on the identical web page on how we will proceed to make the PGA Tour the most effective product in skilled golf,” one participant invited to the assembly instructed ESPN.com.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan will meet with gamers in a unique assembly on Wednesday. It’s unclear if Woods will probably be concerned with that.
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Tiger Woods talks with Matthew Fitzpatrick on the British Open.REUTERS
Cameron Smith, the No. 2 participant on the earth and the reigning British Open champ, has additionally been rumored to be heading to LIV Golf. Smith withdrew from the BMW, citing hip discomfort.