Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods reunite for talks with LIV Golf after ‘rocky’ relationship

Rory McIlroy will join Tiger Woods and Adam Scott on the PGA Tour’s subcommittee.

McIlroy and Woods’ relationship has ‘deteriorated’ in recent months (Image: Getty)

Rory McIlroy worked with Tiger Woods and Adam Scott on the PGA Tour subcommittee negotiating with LIV Golf’s sponsors. This follows talks about a possible merger that began nearly a year ago between the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund, which backs LIV.

The proposed deal would likely bridge the divide in golf created by the launch of LIV two years ago, when many top players left the PGA Tour. However, no agreement has yet been reached among all parties involved. McIlroy was not initially expected to be involved in these discussions since he resigned from the PGA Tour board last November. There were long and remarkable rumors about the return of Makillory to the political council. Political council members include other famous golf players, such as Woods, Patrick Canry, and Jordan. However, according to MAKILL itself, he was found to be \ “complex \” and “Dirty \”. Further complicating matters are reports that there is tension between McIlroy and Woods over disagreements over the future of golf, according to Golf Digest. Woods is reportedly opposed to McIlroy’s return to the PGA Tour Policy Committee. Despite these perceived differences, McIlroy is poised to play a major role in the PGA Tour’s merger negotiations with the PIF, saying at the Wells Fargo Championship: “I’m not on the board, but I’m on it. be part of it.” involved in one way or another in this transaction committee.

“I don’t have voting rights, so I don’t think I have any say in what happens in the future, but at least I feel like I can be helpful on this committee. I don’t think we were able to get a seat on the board, so this was kind of a compromise.

“There were some people on the (political) board who may have been uncomfortable with my return for whatever reason,” McIlroy said before the tournament at Quail Hollow, where he shot 4-under in the first round. reported. ‘ ‘

Speaking before the start of the Wells Fargo Championship, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said McIlroy would have a “significant impact” on the organization’s future. He was asked about McIlroy being denied the opportunity to return to the board. “Today’s news is in no way a commentary on Rory’s significant influence,” Monaghan said. “We just have to abide by the governance process where tour players are on the board.”

Additionally, “Webb (Simpson, whom McIlroy will succeed) will remain in his position as a member of the Political Council and as a member of the PGA Tour Enterprises Board of Directors for the remainder of his term, providing the necessary continuity at this critical time. We will provide it,” he added. “We are in ongoing discussions with the PIF and as a collective, Player Directors, Board of Directors and Tour Management, we remain committed to continuing to embrace every opportunity to move the Tour forward in the best interests of our players, partners and others. What’s important is our fans.

McIlroy, Woods and Scott will join Monaghan, fellow golfer Joe Ogilvie, Strategic Sports Group’s John Henry and PGA Tour Enterprises president Joe Gorder on the subcommittee.

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