Earlier this week, the PGA Tour introduced a deal with the Saudi’s Public Funding Fund and the DP World Tour, to the shock and astonishment of many. Jay Monahan, the PGA Tour Commissioner, stated afterwards that tour gamers that had remained loyal and never left for LIV Golf could be “rewarded.”
Nevertheless, it was unclear if that was true and in that case, what that meant.
On Friday, PGA Tour board member Jimmy Dunne spoke with ESPN and detailed what these rewards could be.
“The brand new [company] would develop, and the [current PGA Tour] gamers would get a chunk of fairness that may improve and enhance in worth as time went on,” Dunne stated.
“There must be some form of formulaic choice on how to try this. It could be a course of to find out what could be a good mechanism that may be actually helpful to our gamers.”
Conversely, Dunne acknowledged that gamers that left for the rival LIV Golf tour wouldn’t be eligible for fairness within the new based firm. The PGA Tour has been a non-profit group all through its historical past, and the preliminary press launch made it sound as if that may stay the case.
Nevertheless, the newly fashioned, unnamed firm comprised of the three entities, is a for-profit group. That enables gamers to earn fairness, albeit how a lot is unclear.
Dunne was centrally concerned in brokering the cope with the PIF. So, he has first hand data of the conversations and developments. Nevertheless, it’s fascinating to notice that whereas PGA Tour gamers had been calling for Monahan’s resignation after the information broke, it will have made sense for this data to be launched at that time.
Nonetheless, not solely are LIV golfers ineligible for fairness, however there will probably be different punishments as effectively.
In response to Dunne, a panel of PGA Tour gamers and directors will determine on a case-by-case foundation what additional punishment will probably be. Many LIV golfers together with Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau had open lawsuits towards the PGA Tour and will face more durable penalties.
If that panel consists of Rory McIlroy, you work monetary retribution might be stiff. He has overtly spoken about his hatred for LIV Golf, and was virtually made to appear like a idiot with the most recent information.