After the LIV Golf-PGA Tour merger, one of the people who received the most criticism was the PGA Tour commissioner, Jay Monahan. The fact that most golfers were not informed about the events caused disappointment among golf fans and legends of this sport.
Even though it looked like there would never be an agreement between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf, Monahan and the other leaders realized that it was best to end the conflict and do great things. As we've said before, many golf legends have been disappointed by the approach of PGA Tour executives.
Nevertheless, one of them, more precisely Davis Love III, expressed respect for Monahan but did not forget to criticize him. In an open letter, he primarily supported Monahan in everything he does. "Dear Jay, Robin and I continue to pray for your health and well-being, and your family.
I have been fortunate in my career to be a Player Director for five terms and work in the board room with you, Deane Beman and Tim Finchem, and I’ve watched the incredible growth of the PGA TOUR throughout my career." Love III is happy with the commissioners and the work they do.
He believes that without them nothing would be possible. "Our three commissioners have one critical, common trait: the unwavering goal of basing all decisions on what’s best for the players, sponsors, loyal fans, and the game, as well as generating millions of dollars for charity.
This growth has only been possible because our commissioners and the Independent Board Directors have always guided us to sound business decisions, and player input has been central to those decision, as the Player Directors have an equal voice and votes, to approve or deny our path forward."
Davis Love III on players' input
Davis Love III did not forget to criticize Jay Monahan.
The fact is that the golfers were not informed about the deal, and it could have been expected that such an outcome would occur. "I am confident and trust that any decisions – in the future as in the past – will have the same due process and player input.
Jay, as you have said, Rules made by the Players, for the Players. If we are patient and work together we will achieve the best result for our Tour, and our partners and fans. As always, you, the players and the Policy Board have my full support. Sincerely, Davis Love III"
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