PGA Tour-LIV Golf struggle enters new section with Tiger Woods-Rory McIlroy TGL challenge Opinion ATLANTA — A little more than six months elapsed
between Phil Mickelson boasting that players had “leverage” over the PGA Tour and the revelation on Wednesday at East Lake Golf Club that proved the greatest
leverage belonged to those who remained, whose loyalty multiplied in cost because the pace of defections to the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series quickened.
As PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan fought to ring-fence after which rally his troops as a way to wreck the evil empire’s (or kingdom’s) Death Star,
the price of player loyalty grew exponentially. The final invoice he acquired isn’t reasonably-priced, but nonetheless represents hella value given the
opportunity he confronted. For now not an awful lot more commitment, pinnacle players get hold of a lot more reward:
substantially expanded handbags, frequently fewer men to overcome for the cash, huge bonus packages not dependent on overall performance,
and an possibility to benefit from the full-size adjacent wealth surrounding golfing, like proudly owning fairness in the progressive digital stadium idea
announced these days by using Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. It’s been the chant of every commissioner — admittedly there have simplest been four
that the PGA Tour is a member-led organization. That’s been nominally true, however handiest as a lot as gamers care to get involved.