Golf’s civil war rages on 💥💥 Tiger Woods confesses to arguments going on inside PGA Tour over LIV Golf merger

Golf’s civil war rages on 💥💥
Tiger Woods confesses to arguments going on inside PGA Tour over LIV Golf merger

The PGA Tour and LIV Golf merger has stagnated and Tiger Woods has opened up on the conflicts

Tiger Woods has admitted there are “arguments” and “conflicts” in the PGA Tour over a finding peace deal as he refused to say he wanted any Saudi investment.

Jimmy Dunne, one of the key men behind June’s “framework agreement” with the PIF, has quit the Tour’s policy board because “no meaningful progress” had been made on a permanent accord. And Rory McIlroy’s return to the same committee was blocked last week.

The Ulsterman, Woods and Liverpool owner John W Henry are on a new Transaction Subcommittee to negotiate directly with the Saudis. Dunne’s resignation letter also stated “my vote and my role is utterly superfluous” because players, including Woods, are now the majority on the 11-man Policy Board.

But speaking before the US PGA at Valhalla, the 15-time Major winner said: “The PGA Tour is for the players and by the players. We have an influence and there’s roles for the player directors and there’s roles for the independents. We’re trying to make the PGA TOUR the best it can be day-in and day-out.

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“That’s one of the reasons why we have arguments and we have disagreements, but we want to do what’s best for everyone in golf and the TOUR. Without those kind of conflicts, the progress is not going to be there. So it’s been good.

“We’re working on negotiations with PIF. It’s ongoing; it’s fluid; it changes day-to-day. Has there been progress? Yes. But it’s an ongoing negotiation, so a lot of work ahead for all of us with this process, and so we’re making steps and it may not be giant steps, but we’re making steps.”

Henry’s Fenway Sports Group is part of the Strategic Sports Group consortium which has agreed to invest $3bn in the PGA Tour. Some US players are understood to want more investment from American companies and not the Saudis.

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