Jay Monahan reacts to Rory McIlroy's comments about LIV Golf

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Jay Monahan reacts to Rory McIlroy's comments about LIV Golf

Rory McIlroy, although clear about the fight against LIV Golf, this time emphasized that things can be better. “It has been an ugly year, [but] there’s a solution to everything”. He said, as quoted by nationalclubgolfer.com, “If we can send rockets to the moon and bring them back again and have them land on their own I’m sure we can figure out how to make professional golf cohesive again”.

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan seems to have a different opinion. “They’ve gone down their path and I think we have been pretty consistent that we’re going down ours, and I don’t see that happening.

I think words and actions are important. I think it’s impractical when you look at the fact that certain players have sued the PGA Tour, their employer has sued the PGA Tour. It’s not in the cards. It hasn’t been in the cards, and it’s not in the cards.

I think we’ve been pretty consistent on that front”.

Jay Monahan: It's about context

The Commissioner is optimistic about the future of the PGA Tour. He expects the progress of the strongest competition and believes that the young player will continue to have the will and desire to be at the very top of the golf scene.

“The game, at the highest level, is about aspiration. It’s about context. Any young kid today, any kid that’s going to be playing the game going forward, ultimately is going to want to win the biggest championships, the biggest tournaments, and put themselves in a position and on a path over the course of their golf journey to get to the PGA Tour and to again, achieve at the highest level.

We are going to continue to evolve and get stronger in every single area of that spectrum or of that journey”.