"We have a commissioner who is a chicken s***!" PGA Tour winner slams Jay Monahan

PGA Tour player Nate Lashley unloads on both PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan and three-time major champion Jordan Spieth.

Jay Monahan has come under fire from another player
Jay Monahan has come under fire from another player

PGA Tour player Nate Lashley has labelled the circuit's commissioner Jay Monahan 'a chicken s***', and he has also hit out at Jordan Spieth, following an incredible interview with Golfweek. 

Lashley, 41, is a one-time winner on the PGA Tour following victory at the 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic.

He is currently having an indifferent season with nine missed cuts, but he did pick up a respectable T3 at the Farmers Insurance Open at the end of January. 

As a result, it sees Lashley 90th in the season-long FedEx Cup points race, and on the outside looking in where the lucrative $20m signature events are concerned. 

Lashley, who will not get to play in any of the PGA Tour's signature events this season, appeared to take his anger out on commissioner Monahan in regards the current setup of the schedule. 

Lashley wanted to strongly highlight the 'flagship' Players Championship at famed TPC Sawgrass, where he finished T13 this March, in his point. 

"Our No. 1 event is The Players and it’s a 144-man field. If that’s the best field all year, then why are these signature events that are supposed to be so good 70 (man fields)? It makes no sense,” Lashley told Golfweek.

"Look at how good the Players was this year. When you have more competition, things stay tighter, more compact. When you’ve got fields with no cuts it spreads things out.

"But we have a commissioner who is a chicken shit and won’t stand up to a handful of guys, that’s what happens. You can’t tell me finishing top 10 in a limited field is similar to a 144- or 156-man field. It’s not even close. There’s no comparison. This is way harder."

Lashley's criticism of Monahan comes hot on the heels of Xander Schauffele's explosive comments ahead of the Memorial last week.

The US PGA champion unloaded on the PGA Tour boss, and not for the first time. 

Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth

Lashley considers change is needed on the PGA Tour moving forwards, but admits the Player Advisory Council (PAC) won't be much help to him.

Not for the first time either, as he hit out at the PGA Tour's leadership at the end of 2023. 

Six months on, Lashley still isn't impressed. 

He is now taking aim at one of the player directors on the policy board, Jordan Spieth

"The PAC doesn’t do anything," a frustrated Lashley told Golfweek.

"Now we have a handful of player advisers but two or three of them that are on that are top players using their leverage against the Tour. 

"It’s terrible, they don’t represent the rest of the Tour; they represent themselves.

"We were on a call with Jordan (Spieth) and he wouldn’t even give us an honest answer. It was like Jordan, you know the points are wrong. He was like, well, that’s what the analytics show. He’s been trained or someone told him to say that."

Lashley was last year hammered by social media sensation Paige Spiranac over 'sexist remarks' he made. 

Read Golfweek's full article, where a number of other disgruntled players sounded off on the current structure of the PGA Tour. 

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