PGA Tour players and LIV Golfers were shocked after the PGA Tour-LIV Golf merger, considering that no one had previously informed them that there would be any agreement. Jay Monahan, commissioner of golf's PGA Tour, is the main culprit for many in this story.
Although he apologized to everyone and emphasized that he made a mistake because he did not inform the golfers, it seems that he will have a hard time regaining trust. However, Monahan emphasized yesterday that things will get better for all parties.
He expects a lot in the future. "We're confident that we're going to reach a positive outcome for the PGA Tour. And as it relates to reason not to believe or believe, you know, at this point, given what Tyler [Dennis, PGA Tour COO] just outlined and what I said, no, I don't have any reason to think that we won't be successful."- Jay Monahan said, as quoted by Mirror.
Xander Schauffele is one of the golfers who does not understand what is happening at the moment. And he, like the others, knows nothing about this story. "I mean, I'm very certain that I know very little. Which means I don't know a lot.
I honestly, I have no idea what's been going on."
Jay Monahan wanted to calm passions with yesterday's statement. The PGA Tour commissioner is optimistic that many will realize that he, along with others, has done a great thing.
Monahan is ambitious about what comes next. He cares to prove that he wants the best for all parties involved in this story. "So I think players are now saying, 'okay, I understand what we're trying to accomplish and why we've taken this step.
I understand the confidential nature of what we're dealing with and how you plan to handle that within the governance'. And at this point, I think players are focused on their play and they know, you know, as we move forward, and certainly as we move towards the end of the year, there's a responsibility, an expectation, from them towards me and the team that, you know, we're going to be in a position to communicate a positive outcome for the PGA Tour."
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