PGA Tour: The LIV Golf Invitational Series and its danger to the PGA Tour were discussed at a player meeting that Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler travelled to the BMW Championship to attend.
Tiger Woods was anticipated to “gather support around the PGA Tour” among the best players in the world who had not already deserted to LIV, as first reported by Fire Pit Collective and ESPN late Monday night.
The discussion reportedly lasted three and a half hours and was attended by a significant number of the top 20 players in the world as well as other notable PGA Tour players.
“It was about all the top players getting on the same page,” an unnamed player who was at the gathering told ESPN. “It was a good meeting.”
Fowler, who was photographed with Woods exiting an aircraft at a Philadelphia airport and getting into a car with him to continue the journey to Delaware, was reportedly a part of the group.
Fowler, a devoted fan favourite and sponsor magnet has dropped to No. 173 in the Official World Golf Ranking after not winning on the tour since February 2019. Due to his failure to advance to the FedExCup Playoffs’ second round at last week’s FedEx St Jude Championship, he will not be taking part in this week’s BMW Championship.
Fowler, who has long been associated with LIV, acknowledged receiving a sizable offer to join the Saudi-financed circuit. Nevertheless, Fowler expressed a readiness to stick with the PGA Tour despite its drawbacks in an interview that was published by Golfweek on Monday.
“The Tour has been the best place to play, currently is and I’d like to see it continue to be,” Fowler said. “But you can’t expect to stay the same and be the best all the time if that makes sense.”
According to sources, Woods had similar discussions with a few elite golfers at the JP McManus Pro-Am in Ireland last month and wanted to continue the conversation on a larger scale as a tourism ambassador.
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