Within the wake of Tuesday’s information concerning the merger between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf, social media commenters are criticizing Tour commissioner Jay Monahan for his alleged hypocrisy.
With the 2023 Canadian Open on the horizon (scheduled to run from Thursday by Sunday), golf followers thought it was acceptable to look again at an interview between Monahan and Jim Nantz from final June’s occasion.
It is not an amazing search for Monahan.
Utilizing phrases like “you’d need to be residing underneath a rock,” together with the non-public reference to households he is aware of impacted by 9/11 and posing the “Have you ever ever needed to apologize for being a member of the PGA Tour” query all contribute to what must be a tough time for the commissioner arising.
In keeping with a report from the New York Instances, “Beneath the phrases of the tentative settlement … the Saudi wealth fund … will at first be the unique investor within the blended operation.”
LIV Golf gamers sued the PGA Tour as a part of an antitrust lawsuit in August 2022 and the PGA Tour countersued, later including the Public Funding Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (PIF) and its governor, Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan to the swimsuit.
In keeping with the New York Instances report, Al-Rumayyan would be the chairman of the operation.
One of many greatest critics of LIV Golf over the previous yr has been four-time main winner Rory McIlroy, although he is stated just lately that he did not wish to talk about the continuing feud between the 2 sides. McIlroy is the defending Canadian Open victor.