Several Golfers Reportedly Asked For PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan’s Resignation After LIV Golf Merger

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Things are getting ugly between PGA tour players and commissioner Jay Monahan.

On Tuesday morning, CNBC reported that the PGA Tour would merge with the Saudi LIV golf league in a move that sent shockwaves in the golf world.


The PGA Tour has agreed to merge with Saudi-backed rival LIV Golf in a deal that would see the competitors squash pending litigation and move forward as a larger golf enterprise.

The two entities signed an agreement that would combine the PGA Tour and LIV Golf’s commercial businesses and rights into a new, yet-to-be-named for-profit company. The agreement includes DP World Tour, also known as the European PGA Tour.

LIV Golf is backed by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, an entity controlled by the Saudi crown prince and has been embroiled in antitrust lawsuits with the PGA Tour in the last year. The deal announced Tuesday would end all pending litigation.

Players were reportedly not happy about the merger according to multiple reporters.

Monahan met with several players at RBC Canadian Open at Oakdale country club on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Golf Channel’s Johnson Wagner, the meeting reportedly got heated as several players asked for Monahan’s resignation.

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