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Tiger Woods walks into PGA Tour meeting to lobby against LIV Golf

LIV Golf's threat to the PGA TOUR is big enough that two of the game's biggest stars will be in action on Tuesday ahead of this week's BMW Championship at Wilmington Country Club. So much so that I flew to Delaware alone to meet with fellow players. 

Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler landed in Woods' private his jet shortly after 3pm. Neither player qualified for this week's FedEx Cup his playoffs his event, butentered to rally support for the PGA Tour

There were two meetings that day, one of which was previously scheduled to include the Tour's Player Advisory Committee meeting at 3:00 pm, which Woods attended. and did not discuss LIV golf. A member of the PAC who was in attendance, he told The Post. It lasted about 90 minutes and included normal year-end business with little drama, sources said. 

US golfer Tiger Woods lines up a putt
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The second meeting took place later in the evening. It also included a number of other stars who weren't obsessed with the show, sources confirmed to The Post. I was supposed to meet the players. 

Tuesday's meeting with Woods and others took place shortly after a federal judge last week ruled against three LIV players — Talor Gooch, Matt Jones, Hudson Swafford — Temporary restraining order to keep them out of the playoffs. This also follows last week's news that British Open champion Cameron Smith, who withdrew from BMW this week with a sore hamstring, has also signed with LIV and will make his PGA Tour debut after the end of the season. this month. 

As of Tuesday evening, details of the meeting had not yet been released, but Woods was staunchly opposed to the LIV, "I disagree with that," Woods said in St. Andrews. 

. "I think what they did was turn their backs on what enabled them to reach this position. 

"Some players , didn't even have a chance to experience it.They came straight into that organization from the amateur ranks and didn't have the chance to play here and really didn't know what it felt like.Tour schedule or take part in some big events, and who knows what will happen in the near future with world ranking points, the criteria for entering major championships? You have to understand that, some of these players may never get the chance to play in a major championship...that, to me, I don't understand it. 

LIV Golf has applied to the Official World Golf Rankings for its events to earn points, but the process is usually lengthy - at least a year, if not more. 

Still, funded by LIV — the Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund (valued at over $600 billion), it will grow from 8 tournaments this year to 14 in 2023. It's set to increase — not anytime soon, despite the likes of Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka being suspended indefinitely by more established tours. , has abandoned the PGA Tour due to LIV, and more players are expected to leave after the Tour season ends.