Hoping for a PGA Tour-LIV truce? “Off the table,” says Jay Monahan.

Like each different massive occasion this yr, the LIV Golf Discuss is flooded with interview areas. The Presidents Cup was no totally different.

However because the Saudi-backed ring has progressed by means of its debut season, questions have additionally advanced.

A part of this week’s pre-match dialogue between reporters and gamers: Is LIV Golf value world factors? And can you take part in a digital tour of the PGA vs. LIV occasion?

Along with Billy Horschel, a handful of American gamers who have been requested by the latter both responded no or declined to remark in any respect.

“They’re more than pleased to do what we’re doing, and we’re doing an ideal job,” Justin Thomas stated on Tuesday. “So, you simply do not see the necessity for that.”

And Tony Fenno added on Wednesday: “I’ve proven the place my loyalty is. …Followers may need to see that, however it’s not one thing I would be part of simply because, for me, there isn’t any level in being concerned in that.”

Kevin Kesner: “No want. They aren’t acknowledged as world golfers.”

However when the subject of LIV surfaced whereas the media was obtainable to Patrick Cantlay, Cantlay talked concerning the rift between the 2 sides and the way he sees it dissipating, in the long term at the very least.

“I might be stunned if there was no co-intervention as a result of I do not know of any sport, actually, that has a tattered reputable sport,” Cantlay stated. “I simply say once I take a look at all the opposite sports activities, all the most effective gamers play collectively. … We had, , the NFL. That went away. I imply, no one stored taking part in within the NFL. She was there. Different issues in baseball.So, I really feel like, sooner or later, if you begin wanting again, individuals are going to be stunned to listen to, , “Oh, man, that was actually controversial.” As a result of it is simply, it’ll really feel like a flash on the radar. As soon as it’s fully settled. The matter is now very unknown.”

A couple of hours later, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan joined the Golf Channel’s “Reside From” crew on the set. The Monahan Tour is at the moment embroiled in an antitrust lawsuit filed in August by LIV gamers who have been suspended by the PGA Tour for becoming a member of the rival league, so when Monahan was requested if he may see any type of peace or alliance between the 2 excursions, he stated he shortly What rejected the concept.

“Hear, I believe I have been very clear about this: I do not see that taking place,” Monahan stated. “Whenever you take a look at the place we’re, and you concentrate on the phrases and deeds, we’re at the moment in a lawsuit, so we get collectively and have conversations that, to me, this card is off the desk, and it has been for a very long time.”


Monahan doesn’t anticipate peace between the PGA Tour and LIV

Monahan does not expect peace between the PGA Tour and LIV

Monahan was then requested what was the most important hurdle in working with LIV on the tour: golf or geopolitics?

“Whenever you take a look at the PGA Tour, and also you take a look at what we’re at present, and also you take a look at what we attempt to obtain each day – what’s our focus? To supply the most effective aggressive platform for the most effective gamers on this planet to attain on the highest stage, to win the tournaments which have a historical past, which have a convention, that You create a legacy, and that’s what we’ll proceed to do,” Monahan replied: “And we’ll proceed to enhance on that, and we’ll proceed to strengthen it.” “You’ve gotten heard me say earlier than that we are going to give attention to the issues we management; We have now extra belongings at our disposal, stronger partnerships and we’ve got the most effective gamers on this planet telling us that they aren’t solely dedicated to taking part in extra, however that they’re actually trying to the group to make that occur.

“It is all about the place we’re and the place we’re going, and once more, I could not be extra excited concerning the potentialities on the market.”