PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan was loudly jeered by spectators who stayed to watch Viktor Hovland crowned as the FedEx Cup champion.
In the immediate aftermath of his victory Monahan was on the 18th green to warmly congratulate the 25-year-old Norwegian.
Before he could pay tribute to Hovland, there were audible jeers from the crowd.
Watch the clip here:
Jay Monahan getting loud boos from the fans as he tries to present the FedEx Cup, then thanks those said fans pic.twitter.com/FWj0WiYN3b— Anthony Lepine (@albert_octavius) August 27, 2023
Why was Monahan getting boos?
Over the last 12 months Monahan has implored the game's biggest stars not to leave the established tour.
He was accused of trying to emotionally blackmail golfers when he asked if they ever had to apologise for being PGA Tour members in an obvious nod towards Saudi Arabia's poor human rights record.
Shortly after the vague framework agreement was announced, some players have called for Monahan to resign.
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He then left his day-to-day duties after suffering from anxiety and mental health issues in light of the about-face, tour management policy.
In the interim he skipped a US Senate hearing after lawmakers announced a probe into the PGA Tour-PIF deal.
He has vowed that if called he would testify in the future.
Monahan has appeared to try and appease the game's biggest stars by not backing proposals by the R&A and USGA to bifurcate golf's rules.
Tiger Woods has also joined the PGA Tour's policy board, giving the players more power.
Here's how some golf fans reacted to the clip:
- Video emerges of wicked bruise Rory McIlroy's errant drive left on fan's arm
- PGA Tour pro reveals SHOCKING rules official tale: "F*** it, I'm 3-under par!"
- Viktor Hovland goes full Cristiano Ronaldo by TURNING DOWN gift on PGA Tour!
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