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The PGA Tour has something LIV Golf will never have: Tiger Woods.
On Tuesday, Woods traveled to Wilmington, Delaware Meeting with key players of the tour Rumors of more defections to discuss LIV Golf’s expansion continued to grow, but Woods’ presence sent a strong message.
“It’s impressive, and I think it shows how much they care about the tour,” said Rory McIlroy, who was in attendance. via USA Today. “I think it shows how much they care about the upcoming and next generation of players.
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“Like it or not, they can’t really sell Tiger Woods No more. Tour had an easy job for 20 years. He doesn’t have Tiger — yes, he has our group and we’re all great players, but we’re not Tiger Woods,” he continued.
“He is the leader we all look up to. His voice is ahead of the curve in the game of golf. His role is navigating us to where we all want to be.”
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Greg Norman, commissioner of LIV Golf and CEO of LIV Golf Investments, revealed earlier this summer that Woods turned down the enormous offer Between $700 million and $800 million to join a rival circuit.
“Every time we all get in the room there’s an alpha, and I think it’s clear that it’s not me,” McIlroy said.
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The meeting was reportedly called to “mobilize support” around the PGA Tour as LIV golf continues to cause controversy and more of the world’s golfers make the jump to the Saudi-backed professional circuit.
Fox News’ Joe Morgan contributed to this report.