Matt Jones has revealed the reaction from Rory McIlroy when it was confirmed he was joining LIV Golf in a last-minute deal.
Jones reportedly was sat in a therapy room with the Ulsterman at Muirfield Village ahead of the Memorial hosted by Jack Nicklaus when news broke he was bolting from the PGA Tour.
We don't know how much Jones was given in a signing-on fee for his services in the Greg Norman-led tour, although we would suggest it's probably north of $1m.
That was the primary reason why Jones agreed to sign on the dotted line. "I don't have the money and contracts those guys do," Jones told the Sydney Morning Herald. "It made sense to me."
Of his deal, he told the publication:
One of the most significant changes came in the form of increasing the prize money payouts for tournaments.
The PGA Tour came up with 'designated events' that are only going to be available to the best performers.
Those that finish inside the top-20 of the tour's social media popularity contest - the player impact program - are required to play in the designated events. They are only allowed to skip one.
It has now been confirmed that McIlroy will be docked $3m for missing the tournament.
As for Jones, he also told the Herald it's unfortunate the PGA Tour hasn't adapted their schedule to have more events in Australia.
LIV Golf Adelaide will take place over 21-23 April at The Grange Golf Club.
Jones is part of Cameron Smith's all-Australian Ripper GC side.