PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh revealed he was pleased with the civility between LIV Golf players and PGA Tour stars at the 87th Masters - but that didn't stop him from fanning the flames and making one interesting claim about the breakaway tour's quest for world ranking points.
That claim? That those at the Official World Golf Ranking are waiting to hear back from the breakaway tour led by Greg Norman.
Apparently, that is not the case according to a LIV Golf spokesperson, who told Sports Illustrated:
"At the end of April, we received a letter from OWGR which asked for us to further clarify some points that we have already addressed, as well as some additional queries they have pertaining to the financials of our business model.
"We have asked them to clarify why they need that information and they haven't responded that email or our queries.
"We have also been categorical that we are willing to make adjustments, but to this point, they have not provided any direction. The last letter we received states they are still in 'further deliberations' regarding our application, with no clear path forward.
"We welcome and look forward to their response."
Waugh, speaking before the PGA Championship, stated that those at LIV were misguided in their belief that their application would be resolved swiftly.
It has always been the case that those asking the OWGR for accreditation have to wait up to a year, he said.
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What Waugh said:
"There are certain parts of their structure that can be solved by math, but there may be some pretty fundamental things that are harder.
"There's the potential conflict with the team aspect and then access—how do you get relegated and promoted?
"They had our latest response weeks ago and we haven't heard back. They have made a bad assumption that this will be a quick process. It never has been.
"Every application has taken a year-plus as far as I'm aware. I can't speculate [on how long it will take] because they have not responded.
"They might have to solve things as well, and it's not clear whether they're willing to."
Waugh also slammed LIV's business model, saying that he didn't believe people cared about the team aspect.
"They can fund it for as long as they want to, but no matter how much money you have, at some point burning it doesn't feel very good. I don't see they are accomplishing much," he said.