Several PGA Tour players have blasted Jay Monahan after the shock decision to merge with LIV Golf.
In one of the most surprising plot twists, it was confirmed on 6 June the PGA Tour had announced an agreement with LIV Golf after more than a year of disruption in the men's professional game.
It was nearly a year ago that Monahan appeared on the broadcast during the Canadian Open to criticise those who had joined or were thinking of joining the Saudi-backed league.
He said: "I would ask any player who has left or any player who considering leaving, have you ever had to apologise for being a member of the PGA Tour?"
Several other top stars have reacted, including Collin Morikawa, who wrote: "I love waking up to morning news on Twitter."
Others were more unflinching in their criticism. One of those who was furious was Wesley Bryan, who told the PGA Tour they should be 'ashamed', adding:
Dylan Wu wrote:
Elsewhere, Barstool Sports has reported a number of players he reached out to are 'shocked and confused'.
"Disgusted. They didn't tell us anything," he reported.
How the hell is this real?! https://t.co/xIskBKtMV2— Dan Rapaport (@Daniel_Rapaport) June 6, 2023
PGA Tour player Callum Tarren on GC:— Josh Berhow (@Josh_Berhow) June 6, 2023
"The guys who stayed loyal to the PGA Tour, it's kind of a kick in the teeth to them. Obviously Rory was a huge advocate of the PGA Tour & now he kind of looks like all his hard work and sticking up for the PGA Tour was left by the wayside."
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