Two of the PGA Tours The biggest stars come together to host a series of events as LIV Golf continues to pick some of the biggest names on the tour.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy create one-day events that pit some of the best players on the tour against each other in off-grass, stadium settings, Golfweek’s Eamon Lynch reported on Monday. The series will complement the PGA Tour schedule and is expected to begin in 2024, Lynch added.
On August 16, during the BMW Championship, a players-only meetup was held among PGA Tour members, which Woods attended after his absence since the Open Championship in July. The meeting was called after LIV Golf added several PGA Tour stars such as Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau and Bubba Watson.
According to Lynch, Woods and McIlroy actually discussed the idea for nearly two years, citing the situation at LIV Golf as a reason to continue developing the series. The duo approached other PGA Tour players that the company would allow them to build long-term equity at the events, Lynch added.
McIlroy was excited about the meeting when speaking to reporters last week.
“We need to bring the top guys together more often than we do,” McIlroy said.
McIlroy also shared that the stars of the sport need to come up with a detailed plan to strengthen the PGA Tour.
“We’re working on that right now, right?” said McIlroy. “What is short-term, what is medium-term, what is long-term. We have to find out.”
According to Lynch, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan is expected to announce more details at the Tour Championship later this week.
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