PGA Tour has merged with Saudi-backed LIV Golf after a tumultuous few months, maybe even years, of back-and-forth allegations. There has also been a ton of lawsuits bandied about. In one of the lawsuits, PGA head Jay Monahan accused LIV of trying to use golfers in an attempt “sportswash” the recent history of Saudi atrocity. The particular line about “Saudi atrocity” was most likely in reference to US-based Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi allegedly being killed and then dismembered by the Saudi Government in an overseas consulate.
Monahan was also referring to some of the outrageous contract offers that LIV extended to PGA Tour golfers, including over $1.2 billion combined to Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. Woods & McIlroy turned down those offers out of loyalty to PGA, who then turn around and merge with them just about a year after the offers go public.
Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, and Bryson DeChambeau received hundreds of millions of dollars from their LIV Golf deals. It looks like PGA put all the “human rights violations” from the Saudi Government to the side and focused more on what truly matters… which is the money.
President Donald Trump predicted this merger nearly one year ago. He also predicted that the golfers who are refusing LIV Golf contracts to remain loyal to the PGA will regret their decision, because after the merger there will be no more exorbitant LIV contracts to sign.
Trump in 2022 predicted landmark merger between LIV Golf, PGA Tour | Fox News
Rich Eisen Reacts to the Shocking PGA Tour/LIV Golf Merger – YouTube
PGA Tour and LIV Golf unite: What we do and don’t know – ESPN
The PGA Tour and LIV Golf Merger, Explained – The New York Times
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