Sports

Jay Monahan of the PGA Tour defends penalties for LIV Golf Defectors

NEWNow you can listen to Fox News posts!

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan defended his idea of ​​permanently suspending players who jumped to play LIV Golf before the RBC Canadian Open.

Monahan joined the CBS broadcast of the RBC Canadian Open Sunday. Jim Nantz asked Monahan about what golfers received when they joined LIV Golf, pointing out what they did with the September survivors. 11 terrorists.

The players have been charged with felony criminal mischief for firing on a sculpture with a shotgun, according to Flathead County, Arkansas Sherriff Jim Dupont.

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan leaves after talking to game commentator Jim Nantz about the LIV Golf tour on the fourth Canadian Open tour in St. Petersburg. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto Sunday, June 12, 2022.
(Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press via AP)

“I’ve talked to the players. I’ve had a player meeting, and I’ve talked to a number of individual players for a long time. And I think you have to be under a rock to not know that. It’s very important,” Monahan said.

CLICK HERE TO GET MORE SPORTS TO USE ON FOXNEWS.COM

“And I would ask any player who left or any player who would consider leaving, did you apologize for being a member of the PGA Tour?”

A memo to members of the PGA Tour was sent out as the first LIV Golf competition in London. The Saudi-backed league will feature stars like Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Kevin Na, Lee Westwood and others.

Monahan thanked those who volunteered at the RBC Canadian Open this week and wrote his letter to “players who have decided to leave the PGA Tour by deliberately breaking the rules.”

GARY PLAYER GARY ENTERS LIV GOLF: ‘WANTS MONEY’

The memo selected Johnson, Mickelson, Na, Westwood, Sergio Garcia, Talor Gooch, Branden Grace, Matt Jones, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Andy Ogletree, Louis Oosthuizen, Turk Pettit, Ian Poulter, Charl Schwartzel, Hudson Swafford and Peter. Uihlein.

Monahan said either the players did not receive releases to play in LIV Golf or did not register any releases at all.

Phil Mickelson at the 14th pit ahead of the LIV Golf Invitational at The Centurion Club June 8, 2022, at St.  Albans, England.

Phil Mickelson at the 14th pit ahead of the LIV Golf Invitational at The Centurion Club June 8, 2022, at St. Albans, England.
(Chris Trotman / LIV Golf / Getty Images)

Monahan told Nantz that it was his job to “protect, protect, and celebrate our loyal members of the PGA Tour, our friends and our fans. And that’s what I did. And I don’t think it was a surprise to anyone, for good reason.” according to Golf Week.

Nantz asked Monahan why the players could not perform both rounds.

“Why do they want us so much? Because these players have decided to sign lucrative multi-year contractors to play the same game shows over and over again,” he said. “Looking at what we see here today, that’s why they need us so much. You have a real, perfect competition.

“The best players in the world are here at the RBC Canadian Open, where millions of fans are watching, and, in this game, it is a real and perfect competition that makes history in front of the world’s biggest players.

“That’s why they want us. That’s what we do. But we don’t let players leave our loyal members, the best players in the world.”

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan speaks to reporters at a press conference ahead of The Players Championship at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium March 8, 2022, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan speaks to reporters at a press conference ahead of The Players Championship at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium March 8, 2022, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
(Photo: Cliff Hawkins / Getty Images)

He stressed that “he can not be too happy about the future” with the growth of the PGA Tour.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The first LIV Golf tournament took place on Thursday. Schwartzel won and left London nearly $ 4 million worth of.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.