The PGA Tour has been going via some main adjustments ever because the introduction of LIV Golf. The American circuit just lately introduced a collection of radical adjustments to the upcoming 2024 schedule. These adjustments included the pushing of a number of designated occasions.
In line with the PGA Tour, the designated occasions can have no cuts and a restricted area of 70-78 gamers. The adjustments, whereas radical, wouldn’t be utilized to majors, The Gamers or FedEx Cup Playoff occasions. Following this, LIV Golf’s Phil Mickelson has come out to slam the transfer. The ace golfer has now claimed that PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan initially shut down his thought of elevated occasions with out ‘votes or dialogue.’
In a latest tweet, Mickelson claimed that he initially approached Monahan with an identical thought. Nonetheless, the identical was denied by the PGA Tour head. Replying to a tweet on Rory McIlroy’s recent comments on the American tour gamers benefitting from LIV, Lefty stated:
“Earlier than I left, I introduced a $1 billion dedication from a present PGA Tour companion to have 8 elevated occasions and provides fairness and possession in these occasions to the gamers. JM’s quote was ‘I don’t imagine the league goes to occur so we gained’t be doing that.’ No vote, no dialogue.”
It’s pertinent to notice that this isn’t the primary time Phil Mickelson has made this declare. He had earlier hinted at talking to the PGA about the potential for a LIV Golf-like occasion construction. Nonetheless, it stays unclear if the claims are true.
Rory McIlroy admits LIV Golf helped the PGA Tour
Phil Mickelson’s feedback come solely hours after Rory McIlroy made a stunning admission relating to LIV Golf. The Irishman said that the PGA Tour and its gamers have benefited from the introduction of the insurgent collection. Being a robust rival of the Saudi-backed collection, the Irish golfer’s admission to LIV’s relevance has shocked a couple of within the sport.
Talking throughout his pre-tournament press convention this week at The Gamers Championship, Rory McIlroy acknowledged LIV and stated:
“I’m not going to sit down right here and lie; I feel the emergence of LIV or the emergence of a competitor to the PGA Tour has benefited everybody that performs elite skilled golf. I feel once you’ve been the most important golf league within the largest market on the planet for the final 60 years, there’s not quite a lot of incentive to innovate.”
“This has induced a ton of innovation on the PGA Tour, and what was fairly, I might say, an antiquated system is being revamped to attempt to mirror the place we’re at on the planet within the twenty first century with the media panorama… So, yeah, you understand, LIV coming alongside, it’s positively had an enormous influence on the sport, however I feel everybody who’s an expert golfer goes to profit from it going ahead.”
Rory McIlroy’s feedback and Phil Mickelson’s reply recommend that the golfers are purely centered on their positive aspects from the game and are taking particular person stands within the PGA-LIV debate.