LIV Golf: Tiger Woods’ ‘3.5 hour’ PGA tour meeting on LIV was ‘good’

LIV Golf: Tiger Woods’ ‘3.5 hour’ PGA tour meeting on LIV was ‘good’

Tiger Woods’ pivotal meeting with other anti-LIV PGA Tour pros on Tuesday reportedly went well.

The star touched down at Philadelphia International Airport on his private jet en route to Delaware for discussion at the BMW Championship.

Woods took off from Stuart, Florida on Tuesday lunchtime with Rickie Fowler and landed on the East Coast two hours later, just a half-hour drive from Wilmington, Delaware, where the BMW Championship will be played this week.

The meeting lasted 3.5 hours and was described as “good” by one player, as reported by ESPN.

The outlet also reports that the meeting was aimed at getting PGA Tour players of a like mindset as the fight against the Saudi-backed rogue event gathers momentum.

Suggestions will reportedly be brought to PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.

Woods, whose journey was tracked by the ADS-B Exchange, reportedly turned down a huge $800 million offer to join Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau in the new series.

It was reported on Monday that “everything is on the table” at Tuesday’s meeting, including potential boycotts of major championships and the future of PGA Tour boss Monahan.

Tiger Woods touched down in Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon, en route to the BMW Championship

Tiger Woods touched down in Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon, en route to the BMW Championship

An online flight tracker recorded his journey from Florida to the East Coast and Philadelphia.

An online flight tracker recorded his journey from Florida to the East Coast and Philadelphia.

Woods' private plane, photographed in 2010, that took him from Florida to Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Woods’ private plane, photographed in 2010, that took him from Florida to Philadelphia on Tuesday.

The 46-year-old American was expected to be one of the loudest voices at the table given his large stature in the game and the respect he commands from his colleagues.

Woods has been outspoken in his disapproval of the defections and of LIV Golf itself, far beyond his rejection of CEO Greg Norman’s $800 million offer to join.

“Greg has done some things that I don’t think are the best for our game,” Woods said before the Open Championship.

“I know what the PGA Tour stands for and what we’ve done and what the Tour has given us, the ability to pursue our careers and win what we get and the trophies that we’ve been able to play for and the history that’s been a part of this game.

Greg Norman has become a destabilizing force for traditional golf as CEO of LIV Golf

Greg Norman has become a destabilizing force for traditional golf as CEO of LIV Golf

Woods was part of the talks among the PGA's elite as they seek to curry favor with LIV

Woods was part of the talks among the PGA’s elite as they seek to curry favor with LIV

Rory McIlroy has been an impactful and challenging voice for the PGA Tour since LIV's inception.

Rory McIlroy has been an impactful and challenging voice for the PGA Tour since LIV’s inception.

I know Greg tried to do this in the early ’90s. It didn’t work then, and he’s trying to make it work now. I still don’t see how that’s the best thing for the game.

As for the players who left the Tour, Woods also expressed his opinion about them.

“I think what they have done is they have turned their backs on what has allowed them to get to this position,” he added.

Former world number 1. Rory McIlroy has sided with Woods in his condemnation of the separatist regime.

“There is no place in the golf world for LIV Golf,” McIlroy said. CBS Sports.

‘I don’t agree with what LIV is doing. If LIV left tomorrow, I’d be super happy.

Norman has not taken a step back since becoming Commissioner/CEO of LIV Golf

Norman has not taken a step back since becoming Commissioner/CEO of LIV Golf

The Saudi-backed breakaway competition has caused a stir in both golf and media circles.

The Saudi-backed breakaway competition has caused a stir in both golf and media circles.

WOODS PRIVATE JET

After amassing an impressive 15 major golf championship wins, and a fortune of more than $1 billion, Tiger Woods can now fly to any course in the world on a whim, thanks to his Gulfstream G550.

“The G550 cabin is known for its luxurious design, great lighting and views (Gulfstream jets have iconic wide oval windows) and all versions come with an attached bathroom and lockers,” said Twidell of PrivateFly, the global reservation service. of private jets. reveals.

The G550 has the efficiency to fly more than 12,000 km non-stop for more than 12 hours, can comfortably accommodate 18 passengers and reaches altitudes of up to 51,000 feet.

Woods’ arrival in Wilmington comes a week after temporary restraining orders were placed on Hudson Swafford, Talor Gooch and Matt Jones, who left the Tour in favor of LIV Golf but still wanted to play in the FedEx Cup playoffs. .

Monahan will reportedly hold an entirely separate meeting with members of the PGA.

Meanwhile, Norman brushed aside the notion of concerns surrounding LIV Golf’s long-term viability.

“I don’t wake up with any fear about what LIV is and where LIV is going to go because LIV is the future of golf,” he told Forbes.

‘What I do wake up at night: worrying about how the players have been treated. Simple as that.

‘LIV is the future of golf.

‘Why? Because you have these tremendous opportunities for us to [explore]from a sponsorship standpoint, from a production standpoint, from a game standpoint, from every aspect that has never been done in the game of golf before.’

Delaware will host the second of three FedEx Cup playoff events, beginning Thursday.

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