Tiger Woods will attend a private meeting to discuss LIV Golf | Golf News
Reports suggest Woods will meet up to 20 players as well as the most influential golfers who have yet to join the LIV Golf series; Watch the BMW Championship from August 18, live on Sky Sports Golf from 5 p.m.
Last update: 08/16/22 10:40 p.m.
Tiger Woods plans to attend a private meeting between top BMW Championship players to discuss the emergence of Saudi-funded LIV Golf, according to reports.
Woods is expected to join a group of players at the PGA event in Wilmington, Delaware, the second FedEx Cup playoff event which begins Thursday, live on Sky Sports.
It is unconfirmed whether PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan will attend, although there is also a previously scheduled meeting for the Players Advisory Council.
ESPN reported that Woods will speak with many of the top 20 players in the world and a handful of other influential PGA Tour members who have not joined LIV Golf.
Rahm: That could have made things a bit awkward
Jon Rahm admitted on Tuesday that he paid “no attention” to the LIV Golf court ruling last week.
LIV Golf members Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones had requested a temporary restraining order to allow them to play in the FedEx Cup playoffs, but U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman sided with the PGA Round.
Ahead of this week’s BMW Championship, Jon Rahm and Matt Fitzpatrick slammed LIV Golf players who took legal action trying to play in the competition
“Well, I can tell you that I paid no attention to it,” said the 27-year-old Spaniard.
“I only found out this was happening because I walked by a players restaurant and saw about 10 very nervous people pacing around the room and I thought, ‘Well, Something is happening.
“I asked and heard what was going on. But I never really – I was in the room when the judge made his decision known, but only because I was passing by and they told me he was time.
“So I was like, yeah, I’m gonna stay.”
Rahm, a former world No. 1, was also asked if the court ruling could have created tension if it had been in favor of the LIV players.
“I think that might have made things a bit awkward, yeah,” he said.
Several current players discuss the 11 LIV golfers who filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour
“They chose to leave the PGA Tour, they chose to go and join another tour knowing the consequences; then try to come back and get, you know, the courts and the justice in the way it wouldn’t have, I would say, extremely well sat with me.
“But at the same time, they are adults, it’s true. They are free to do what they want, to a certain extent, and that is what they have chosen to do. If they are allowed by a judge, I am no one to say otherwise.
“That would have been awkward, maybe, but I guess we’ll never know.”
Gooch, Swafford and Jones would have qualified for the FedEx Cup playoffs based on their points standings position had they not been suspended for playing LIV events without PGA Tour consent.
Matt Fitzpatrick wasn’t concerned about players not making the playoffs.
“Yeah, I think only three of them aren’t there, that’s not a massive loss in my opinion,” he said.
Watch the BMW Championship live on Sky Sports from Thursday.
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