Earlier this week, the PGA Tour introduced a deal with the Saudi’s Public Funding Fund and the DP World Tour, to the shock and astonishment of many. Jay Monahan, the PGA Tour Commissioner, mentioned afterwards that tour gamers that had remained loyal and never left for LIV Golf can be “rewarded.”
Nevertheless, it was unclear if that was true and in that case, what that meant.
On Friday, PGA Tour board member Jimmy Dunne spoke with ESPN and detailed what these rewards can be.
“The brand new [company] would develop, and the [current PGA Tour] gamers would get a bit of fairness that might improve and improve in worth as time went on,” Dunne mentioned.
“There must be some form of formulaic choice on how to do this. It will be a course of to find out what can be a good mechanism that might be actually useful to our gamers.”
Conversely, Dunne acknowledged that gamers that left for the rival LIV Golf tour wouldn’t be eligible for fairness within the new based firm. The PGA Tour has been a non-profit group all through its historical past, and the preliminary press launch made it sound as if that might stay the case.
Nevertheless, the newly shaped, unnamed firm comprised of the three entities, is a for-profit group. That permits gamers to earn fairness, albeit how a lot is unclear.
Dunne was centrally concerned in brokering the take care of the PIF. So, he has first hand information of the conversations and developments. Nevertheless, it’s fascinating to notice that whereas PGA Tour gamers have been calling for Monahan’s resignation after the information broke, it could have made sense for this info to be launched at that time.
Nonetheless, not solely are LIV golfers ineligible for fairness, however there will probably be different punishments as properly.
Based on Dunne, a panel of PGA Tour gamers and directors will determine on a case-by-case foundation what additional punishment will probably be. Many LIV golfers together with Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau had open lawsuits in opposition to the PGA Tour and will face more durable penalties.
If that panel consists of Rory McIlroy, you work monetary retribution may very well be stiff. He has brazenly spoken about his hatred for LIV Golf, and was virtually made to appear like a idiot with the newest information.