Report: Jay Monahan’s meeting with PGA Tour Players on Tuesday was sparsely-attended

By Fly Pin High |
August 9, 2023

The PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan received the support of two major champions in this season’s FedEx St. Jude Championship.

During their pre-tournament press conferences on Tuesday, both Brian Harman and Jon Rahm, the British Open Champion Golfer for the Year and winner of the Masters Tournament, were asked about Monahan.

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Harman stated, “I believe Jay is an excellent leader for our organization.”

Rahm stated, “I believe he should be given the chance to finish it off in the same manner he did.” “I don’t think we remember how well he handled a number of things. He was a great manager at COVID, and he kept many people in employment.

Doug Ferguson, of the Associated Press , reported that only 25 PGA Tour professionals attended a meeting Tuesday night with Monahan at TPC Southwind.

According to the report, Rickie Fowler was among them. He told AP that:

We don’t really know a lot of things, and no one else does either. We just have to continue to trust the leadership that they are doing their best for us all and our tour. In calls that preceded this, some of the issues were discussed. The meeting was smaller than I expected.

Monahan sent a message to the Tour membership a few weeks ago, in which he provided some updates about the PGA Tour. This included news about the framework deal with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.

Tom Hoge attended the meeting on Tuesday in Memphis. He said it lasted 90 minutes but that there are still many unanswered questions.

He said, “It was nice to see Jay again and know that he is doing well.” Who knows where the future will lead? “I’m going to guess that we’ll have to wait and see.”

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