Major winner slams Wyndham Clark: "It's a lot for him to start barking orders"

Former US PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker has heavily criticised PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan and in-form star Wyndham Clark.

Major winner slams Wyndham Clark: "It's a lot for him to start barking orders"
Major winner slams Wyndham Clark: "It's a lot for him to start barking…

Jimmy Walker is not happy with Wyndham Clark or PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan. 

In explosive comments to bunkered, the 2016 US PGA Champion said he doesn't believe the 'brightest and best minds' are working on a resolution to end the protracted schism in men's professional golf. 

Those bright minds include the likes of the under fire boss Monahan alongside his high-ranking officials Ed Herlihy and Jimmy Dunne. 

Player directors Peter Malnati, Adam Scott, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods are heavily involved in shaping the Tour's future. 

The most recent development we had over the PGA Tour's deal with LIV's financiers, the PIF of Saudi Arabia, was that the player directors are likely to meet the breakaway tour's chairman, Yasir Al-Rumayyan, early next week

That story broke after the aforementioned Monahan asserted talks with PIF representatives are 'accelerating'.

Monahan made that remark as he addressed the media before the 50th edition of the Players Championship

He was criticised for his lack of transparency in his annual news conference. 

The PGA Tour boss refused to go into specifics on the current state of affairs.  

And he even appeared to get annoyed when a reporter asked him a question about Jon Rahm

One person who likely didn't watch that news conference was Walker.  

He told bunkered: "I don't pay much attention to what Jay says anymore. I think he's full of it.

"They've kept us in the dark and a lot of this has been handled extremely poorly. 

"Do I have any faith in the Tour? I don't know. I really don't think we've got some of the best and brightest working on it."

Walker also admitted to the publication he was frustrated when the PGA Tour changed the rules so only the top 70 in the FedEx Cup retained their status. 

It used to be the top 125 players and last year Walker finished 124th. 

The aforementioned Clark suggested a few weeks ago he would like to see the PGA Tour reduced to only 100 members. 

Clark was responding to comments made by Rory McIlroy that also raised eyebrows

Major winner slams Wyndham Clark:

Walker disagreed. 

"It's a lot for Wyndham Clark to start barking orders," he said.

"If there were 100 players he may not have gotten to where he's at today. Myself included.

"The Tour for a long time was about maximising playing opportunities for the membership and now it's gone completely the opposite way.

"Now they're creating less opportunities and it's bad for the growth of the Tour."

He added: "All of this is in backlash for LIV.

"It's incredible that we've done so much to counteract all this and you've got all these guys that were so on board with PGA Tour and now they're leaving.

"The Tour pay these guys big money to hang out and stay."

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