Tiger Woods’ crunch meeting with fellow anti-LIV PGA Tour professionals Tuesday reportedly went well.
The star landed at Philadelphia International Airport in his private jet en route to Delaware for the discussion at the BMW Championship.
Woods departed from Stuart, Florida on Tuesday afternoon with Rickie Fowler and had landed two hours later on the East Coast, just a half-hour drive from Wilmington, Delaware, where the BMW Championship will be played later this week.
The meeting lasted 3.5 hours and was described as ‘good’ by one player, reports ESPN.
The outlet also reports that the meeting was intended to align PGA Tour players as the fight against the Saudi-backed rebel event gains momentum.
Suggestions will reportedly be made to PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan.
Woods, whose journey was followed by ADS-B Exchange, has reportedly turned down a massive $800 million offer to join the likes of Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau in the new series.
It was reported Monday that “everything is on the table” at Tuesday’s meeting, including possible boycotts of major championships and the future of PGA Tour chief Monahan.
Tiger Woods landed in Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon, en route to the BMW Championship
An online flight tracker recorded his trip from Florida to the East Coast and Philadelphia
Woods’ private jet, pictured in 2010, flying him from Florida to Philadelphia on Tuesday
The 46-year-old American was expected to be one of the loudest voices around the table, given his huge stature in the game and the respect he has from his peers.
Woods has been outspoken in his disapproval of defectors and LIV Golf himself, well beyond his rejection of CEO Greg Norman’s $800 million offer to join.
“Greg has done some things that I don’t think are in the best interest of our game,” Woods said ahead of the Open Championship.
“I know what the PGA Tour is about and what we’ve done and what the Tour has given us, the ability to pursue our career and earn what we get and the trophies we’ve been able to play for and the history that was part of it.” of this game.
Greg Norman has become a destabilizing force for traditional golf as CEO of LIV Golf
Woods was part of discussions among the PGA’s elite as they sought to win LIV .’s favor
Rory McIlroy has been an impressive and challenging voice for the PGA Tour since LIV . was founded
“I know Greg tried this in the early ’90s. It didn’t work then and he’s trying to make it work now. I still don’t see how that’s in the interest of the game.’
As for the players who have left the Tour, Woods also had his say on them.
“I think what they’ve done is they’ve turned their backs on what allowed them to get to this position,” he added.
Former number 1 in the world. Rory McIlroy has sided with Woods in his denunciation of the breakaway regime.
“There’s no place in the golf world for LIV Golf,” McIlroy said CBS Sports.
“I don’t agree with what LIV is doing. If LIV left tomorrow, I’d be super happy.”
Norman hasn’t stepped back since becoming LIV Golf’s Commissioner/CEO
The Saudi-backed breakaway competition has caused a stir in golf and media circles
WOODS’ PRIVATE JET
After racking up a whopping 15 major championship golf wins — and a fortune exceeding $1 billion — Tiger Woods can now fly to any course in the world on a whim, thanks to his Gulfstream G550.
“The G550 cabin is known for its luxurious design, great light and views – Gulfstream jets have iconic wide oval windows – and all versions have built-in toilets and wardrobes,” PrivateFly’s global private jet booking service Twidell reveals.
The G550 has the efficiency to fly more than 12,000 km non-stop for over 12 hours, comfortably accommodates 18 passengers and reaches altitudes of up to 51,000 feet.
Woods’ arrival in Wilmington comes a week after Hudson Swafford, Talor Gooch and Matt Jones imposed temporary restraining orders, who left the Tour in favor of LIV Golf but still wanted to play in the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Monahan will reportedly hold an entirely separate meeting with PGA members.
Meanwhile, Norman ignored concerns about LIV Golf’s long-term viability.
“I don’t wake up with any fear about what LIV is and where LIV is going, because LIV is the future of golf,” he told Forbes.
“What I do wake up at night is worrying about how the players have been treated. Simple as that.
“LIV is the future of golf.
‘Why? Because you have these great opportunities for us to [explore]from a sponsorship standpoint, a production standpoint, from a gaming standpoint, from every aspect that has never been done before in the game of golf.”
Delaware will host the second of three FedEx Cup playoff events, starting Thursday.