Tiger has set the record straight 🐯🗣 Tiger Woods responds to Rory McIlroy ‘fallout’ and seeing future of golf differently

Tiger has set the record straight 🐯🗣

Tiger Woods responds to Rory McIlroy ‘fallout’ and seeing future of golf differently

Clarity has been brought to the ongoing speculation over the health of the relationship between friends Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy amid the Northern Irishman’s recent policy board rejection

Tiger Woods has thrown cold water on reports that he had a ‘falling out’ with Rory McIlroy after the Northern Irishman was denied a place back on the PGA Tour Policy Board.

The health of relations within the upper echelons of the golfing community have been the subject of speculation in recent weeks after Webb Simpson’s decision to resign from the board. That sparked a chain reaction as he named McIlroy as his chosen successor, only for the members to reject his recommendation of the world No. 2 for the role.

The 2014 Open Championship winner had showed desire to re-assume a place on the board, having previously undertaken the role until November last year. Although the star has been a vocal critic of LIV Golf in the past, his view appears to have softened as he seeks a resolution to the current civil war in the sport.

With a ‘framework agreement’ still not in place nearly a year on from the initial unveiling of a plan for the PGA Tour, LIV Golf and the DP World Tour to merge, McIlroy appeared keen to assist to get a deal over the line. However, according to Golf Digest, relations between McIlroy and Woods have ‘soured’ amid a ‘falling out of sorts’, with this claim coming after the former was denied a place back on the PGA Tour Policy Board.

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Having endeavoured to rejoin the panel in the hope of helping with negotiations over the merger with LIV Golf, it was thought that Woods was among those opposed to his return. Now, the latter has moved to insist that there is no trouble between himself and McIlroy amid the simmering tensions.

“Well I think that we see the – it’s good to see it differently, but collectively as a whole we want to see whatever’s best for all the players, the fans, and the state of golf,” he said. “How we get there, that’s to be determined, but the fact that we’re in this together and in this fight together to make golf better is what it’s all about.”

This comes after McIlroy himself admitted that proceedings during his unsuccessful efforts to re-join the policy board ‘got pretty complicated’ and ‘pretty messy’. He acknowledged: “I would say, I mean, I think friends can have disagreements or not see things – I guess not – not see eye to eye on things but have disagreements on things.

think that’s fine. But no, I wouldn’t say – we had a really good talk last Friday for 45 minutes, just about a lot of different things,” he explained, while denying any major bust-ups. “No, there’s no strain there. I think we might see the future of golf a little bit differently, but I don’t think that should place any strain on a relationship or on a friendship.”

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