Tiger Woods to meet with PGA players about LIV Golf
Two days before the first round of the second FedEx Cup PlayTiger Woods plans to meet with PGA players in Wilmington to continue precluding LIV Golf.
Tiger Woods is heading to the BMW Championship this week in Wilmington, and not to play golf. The 15-time major champion is going to meet with a good number of the top 20 ranked PGA Tour players in the world in an effort to preclude the new Saudi-backed league LIV Golf.
According to one of the invited players, the meeting will include “influential PGA Tour members who haven’t defected to LIV Golf.”
Woods, who missed the cut at the 150th Open Championship in July, has spoken out against LIV several times, including at St. Andrews, resulting in some of the league’s players suing Woods and the PGA Tour.
Ahead of Woods’ meeting, a PGA Tour Players Advisory Committee meeting is also taking place on Tuesday. PGA Tour Jay Monahan will meet with Tour players on Wednesday.
What Woods says of LIV Golf
Speaking of Greg Norman, the CEO of the Saudi-financed league, Woods said that he is not fond of what Norman has done. " He has done some things that I don’t think (are) in the best interest of our game, and we’re coming back to probably the most historic and traditional place in our sport,” Woods said after his Tuesday practice round at the Old Course. “I believe it’s the right thing.
Woods also shared that he knows what the PGA Tour stands for, and what it has given all its players, which is “the ability to chase after our careers and to earn what we get and the trophies we have been able to play for and the history that has been a part of this game.”
While Greg tried to this back in the early ‘90s, it didn’t work out until now, and Woods still doesn’t see “how that’s in the best interests of the game.”
Before Norman was CEO of LIV golf, the league offered Woods something between $700 million and $800 million to join. Woods stayed loyal to the PGA Tour.