An arrangement that would see the PGA Tour stage 18 competitions with 60 players and $20 million purse prize was one point of discussion examined among a world class gathering of Tour players, including Tiger Woods, at a conference recently ahead of the BMW Championship.
Scarcely any subtleties, by configuration, have risen up out of the gathering yet, but according to two sources who each addressed a player who were part of the gathering at the Hotel du Pont informed a top sports bible known as Sports Illustrated that the idea was among numerous things examined and would possibly be brought to PGA Tour chief Jay Monahan and Tour leaders.
The FirePit Collective likewise revealed the 18-touranment idea as a “visit inside a-visit” and the likelihood that the PGA Tour, which is assigned as a 501c-6, could deny its non-benefit status.
All of this is against the background of the PGA Tour playing its FedEx Cup playoffs with the season- ending Tour Championship forthcoming in Atlanta. Subsequently, the Tour is anticipated to lose several players to LIV Golf, including reigning British Open champion Cam Smith.
Among other ideas bandied was a periodic paycheck for players and whether the Tour should ultimately have a discussion with LIV Golf, which launched in June and has inked several players to economicmulti-year contracts.
Woods and McIlroy surfaced as unmistakable forerunners in this conversation. Both players have come out explosively against the LIV Golf Invitational Series, which has completed three events so far and plans five further for 2022 before shifting to a 14- event league schedule with 12 teams as part of its 48- man fields coming next season.
In remarks made last month at St. Andrews antedating the British Open, Woods, who has 82 PGA Tour triumphs and 15 significant titles, talked unequivocally about heritage and said the players who leaped to LIV were “turning their backs” on the stage that assisted them with acquiring their height.
Woods flew to Wilmington on Tuesday alongside Rickie Fowler to take part in the meeting. Players who attended have been generally tight- lipped about what was bandied, going so far as to not indeed confirm the number of players in attendance. Several players who attended and who were approached this week at the BMW Championship would not disclose the meeting. Utmost canvassed players, have offered just general commentary about the meeting. Golf Channel reported there were 22 players at the meeting.
Neither official Jay Monahan nor some other Tour leaders joined in; Monahan was on site Wednesday at Wilmington Country Club to respond to player different questions and concerns. For the most part the remarks about the gathering were protected.