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Did Tiger Woods Secretly Meet LIV Golf Reps in Bahamas to Discuss Future of PGA Tour?

The Golf Legend Reportedly Met With Yasir Al-Rumayyan to Discuss PGA Future During a Golf Match

Battle Between Power Houses

Golf rumors have been circulating that the legendary Tiger Woods met with the governor of the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), Yasir Al-Rumayyan, who oversees the money arm that funds LIV Golf.

Peace Ambassador

Golf news was made recently when it was reported that executives and members of the storied PGA Tour would meet with representatives of the upstart LIV Golf. The two organizations had been ensnared in a legal battle but ultimately both decided to join forces.

Did Tiger Woods Secretly Meet LIV Golf Reps in the Bahamas?
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However, as of this writing, both are still separate and distinct entities. But a recent report reveals that Tiger Woods has met with one of the most powerful people associated with LIV Golf, Yasir Al-Rumayyan in Nassau.

Golf columnist Eamon Lynch posted on X, “According to @radaratlas2, jets owned by the PGA Tour and SSG’s John Henry just left for the Bahamas. Tiger Woods’ plane and one registered to Aramco/PIF are already there.

According to reports, Woods and Al-Rumayyan conducted at least part of the meeting on the golf course in the Bahamas. Word has also spread that PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan and a host of high-ranking Tour members and executives are also in the Bahamas.

 

Modern Days

PGA’s star-studded roster no longer shines as brightly as it once did with several members taking exorbitant sums of money to play for LIV. PGA legend Greg Norman is the CEO of LIV while players like Phil Mickelson, Cameron Smith, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, and Brooks Koepka are just some of the names that have fled the PGA in pursuit of more lucrative prize money and endorsement deals with the Saudis.

LIV convinced Phil Mickelson, a player in the twilight of his career, to make the switch for a reported $200 million. To put that in perspective, Mickelson has earned approximately $94 million in prize money throughout his 30-plus-year career.

 

Tiger’s Position

Tiger Woods has been an outspoken critic of PGA members leaving the organization and taking the endless supply of money that LIV Golf has in its purses. The Public Investment Fund that finances LIV is worth a reported $600 billion, and it appears Woods has come to terms with the stark reality that a merger between the two is preferable to the PGA being slowly bled of talent.


Rory McIlroy, two-time winner of the PGA Championship, has also been in favor of extending an olive branch, saying, “I see the two entities, and I actually think there’s a really big disconnect between PIF and LIV. I think you got PIF over here and LIV are sort of over here doing their own thing. So, the closer that we can get to Yasir, PIF and hopefully finalize that investment, I think that will be a really good thing.

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