WILMINGTON, Del. – Tiger Woods arrived in the location Tuesday afternoon for a assembly with several top players competing in the BMW Championship, with discussions centered all around the way of the PGA Tour in the wake of the controversy bordering the LIV Golf League.
Woods arrived on a personal jet with Rickie Fowler, who was not eligible for the event but seemingly part of the conversations that had been to take position someday Tuesday evening. The assembly is not a official gathering nor is component of any PGA Tour agenda.
The PGA Tour’s Player Advisory Council was scheduled to fulfill at Wilmington Country Club on Wednesday and commissioner Jay Monahan is also in to conduct Q&A periods with players, as he did past 7 days at the FedEx St. Jude Championship.
The Tour has found a number of players soar to LIV Golfing, which include significant champions Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka and Sergio Garcia, for reported multi-million-greenback signing bonuses.
LIV has performed 3 situations and offered $25 million purses at each individual with 5 more tournaments scheduled for the rest of the calendar year. Monahan has indefinitely suspended any player who competes in a LIV party, despite the fact that it was disclosed in a lawsuit submitted by 11 LIV gamers that Mickelson was at first suspended for two months, with two subsequent extensions taking it into 2024. The six-time major champion has not played in a PGA Tour party given that January.
Woods spoke pointedly about LIV Golfing to the media past month prior to participating in in the British Open.
“What is the incentive to follow and gain it in the dirt?’’ he reported.
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When questioned about LIV CEO Greg Norman, Woods reported, “Greg has accomplished some points that I don’t consider are in the finest curiosity of our recreation.
“I know what the PGA Tour stands for and what we have accomplished and what the Tour has specified us, the capacity to chase after our careers and to earn what we get and the trophies we have been in a position to perform for and the heritage that has been a element of this game.
“I know Greg tried out to do this back again in the early ’90s. It failed to get the job done then, and he is hoping to make it get the job done now. I nonetheless don’t see how that is in the most effective passions of the video game. What the European Tour and what the PGA Tour stands for and what they have performed, and also all the professional—all the governing bodies of the sport of golfing and all the key championships, how they run it. I believe they see it in another way than what Greg sees it.’’
On the gamers who created the determination to depart, Woods explained: “I disagree with it. I imagine that what they’ve carried out is they have turned their again on what has allowed them to get to this place.
“Some gamers have in no way received a probability to even expertise it. They’ve gone right from the beginner ranks suitable into that firm and never ever definitely got a chance to engage in out below and what it feels like to enjoy a Tour plan or to engage in in some significant activities.
“And who understands what’s heading to occur in the in close proximity to potential with world-ranking points, the conditions for coming into main championships. The governing human body is going to have to figure that out.’’
LIV Golf has designed an software with the Formal Globe Golf Ranking for its tournaments to receive details, but the review approach can be lengthy, with the corporation typically seeking a tour to work for at least a 12 months.