Few PGA Tour-LIV Golf details in sparsely attended meeting with Jay Monahan

Around two dozen golfers met with PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan to discuss the partnership between the PGA and the Saudi-backed LIV Golf.

According to the Associated Press, Monahan’s first meeting with players since he returned from medical leave in July was attended by only 25 players at the TPC Southwind in Memphis, site of the FedEx St. Jude Championship.

Monahan gave few details about the agreement during the meeting, AP reported. Afterward, Tom Hoge said there was a “very real possibility” the proposed agreement the deal “might not get done.”

“There’s a lot of moving parts that have to come together for it,” Hoge said, via AP.

“There’s still a whole lot that no one really knows, and we don’t know,” added Rickie Fowler. “It’s just continuing to trust that leadership and everyone is doing what’s best for all of us and the tour moving forward. Some of that was talked about in calls before this. There really wasn’t that many guys in the meeting, or less than I thought there would have been.”

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PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan.

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan.

In June, the PGA Tour announced plans for a partnership with LIV Golf and the DP World Tour, surprising many golfers, who said they were blindsided by the move because it wasn’t discussed with them.

A framework agreement was then reached detailing leadership positions, in which Monahan would be the CEO of the venture, with Public Investment Fund Governor Yasir Al-Rumayyan serving as chairman. The framework said the PGA Tour would be the sole authority on any decisions regarding competitions.

Monahan said at the time of the framework agreement that he was committed to “taking the necessary steps to restore any lost trust or confidence that occurred as a result of the surprise announcement of our Framework Agreement.”

In an effort to promote transparency, the PGA Tour added Tiger Woods to its policy board in response to player demands in wanting a bigger voice in the sport.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: PGA Tour-LIV Golf: Few details, players in meeting with Jay Monahan

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