“We’ll just wait and see,” Tom Hoge indicates SHOCK PGA-LIV merger may not materialize following poor display at recent player meeting

After the latest round of meeting in Memphis, the possibility of the golf merger not going through has increased as very few players turned up for the meeting with top boss Jay Monahan.


“We’ll just wait and see,” Tom Hoge indicates SHOCK PGA-LIV merger may not materialize following poor display at recent player meeting

Tom Hoge (L) and Jay Monahan (R) [Pic Credit: Golfweek/Front Office Sports]

It has been more than two months since the shocking merger in golf was announced. The coming together of the PGA Tour along with their rival LIV Golf surprised everyone involved with the sport. Since then the conversation regarding the future of the game has erupted. According to new reports, there is a “very real possibility” that the deal does not go through.

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PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan has been the main character in this merger scenario. The top golf boss has received several backlash from fans and players. The professionals have also talked about their distrust of him. Despite this uncertainty and negative talks, Monahan has continued to stand in his path and was once again spotted on Tuesday.

The commissioner was on hand in Memphis to address a meeting. As the players gear up for the FedEx Cup playoffs, Monahan decided to gather some and share his thoughts. However, the meeting turned out to be poor as very few members of the tour were present. Additionally, player directors Rory McIlroy and Patrick Cantlay both were absent as well.

There’s a lot of moving parts that have to come together for it,Tom Hoge told ESPN. He mentioned that due to these factors “it’s a very real possibility” that the deal between the PIF and PGA Tour may not materialize. “I’ll guess we’ll just wait and see,” Hoge stated.

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Rickie Fowler claims of not having any clear information regarding the merger

Following the unexpected announcement of the merger, various players were left shell-shocked. They later informed that they had no idea whatsoever regarding this deal. Some players have since then tried to move forward and are still confused involving the merger. Rickie Fowler was one of those in attendance at the meeting on Tuesday but like many, he still does not know what is going to happen.

There’s still a whole lot that no one really knows… It’s just continuing to trust that leadership. Everyone is doing what’s best for all of us and the tour moving forward,” Fowler said after the meeting. The 34-year-old added how some of the things that were addressed on Tuesday, were already informed on calls back then.

A week ago, the PGA Tour announced Tiger Woods as the sixth player director in their policy board. This board will be part of the key discussions involving the merger terms in the future. The final agreement will require approval from this board to come to fruition. The deal can be agreed by the end of this year.

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As for the players they are now preparing themselves for the FedEx Cup playoffs. The top 70 players in the standings will go head-to-head from Tuesday. Following the conclusion of the event on Sunday, the top 30 players will move on to the next round.

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