Tiger Woods is set to meet some of the world’s best golfers on Tuesday in a bid to stem the splits from the PGA Tour to the Saudi-backed. Golf Leaf Series.
The story was first reported by Fire Pit Collective and sources ESPN’s plans were later confirmed. The meeting is scheduled to take place at the BMW Championship Venue, which begins Tuesday in Delaware.
“It’s a meeting to get the 20 best players in the world on the same page on how we can continue to make PGA Tour Best product in professional golf,” a player invited to the meeting told ESPN on Monday.
Several former major champions including Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Sergio Garcia have joined the LIV series, which offers guaranteed contracts worth over $100 million in some cases. Reports in the past few weeks have linked defending champion Cameron Smith, With the transition to the new series. last week, US Judge Bans Three LIV Rebels From appearing in the end-of-season supplement series for the PGA Tour.
Commissioner Leaf, Greg Norman, Said earlier this month Woods has turned down an offer of around $800 million to join the series.
Woods himself expressed his objection to players joining the LIV series. “I don’t agree with him,” Woods said in July. “I think what they did was they turned their backs on what allowed them to get into that position.”
LIV series is not yet recognized by Official World golf An arrangement that helps identify fields for specializations.
“Who knows what will happen in the near future with world points, the criteria for entering the Grand Slams,” Woods said. The governing body will have to find out.
“Some of these players may not get the chance to play in the major tournaments. That is a possibility. We don’t know that for sure yet. It is up to all the major tournament bodies to make that decision. But it is a possibility, that some players will never get the chance to play in the A major championship, and they’ll never get a chance to experience this here, walk the trails at the Augusta National. That, to me, I just don’t get it.”
Woods isn’t the only notable golfer to have spoken against the LIV Series. Rory McIlroy regularly expressed his displeasure with LIV players trying to compete on the PGA Tour.
“I don’t envy anyone going to play LIV or taking guaranteed money,” McIlroy said last week. “If this is your prerogative and what you want to do, that’s totally fine.
I think the source of the resentment, with this tour membership, is the fact that they want to try to get back here without consequences. Anyone who reads the PGA Tour handbook or adheres to the rules and regulations, may feel unfair. It was a good day for the tour and for the majority of the members yesterday.”
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