Padraig Harrington: PGA Tour has never been more transparent; players expect a lot

"The more transparency in a democratic society the more corruption is labeled at it."- Harrington wrote!

by Sead Dedovic
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Padraig Harrington: PGA Tour has never been more transparent; players expect a lot
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Lawyers for a group of 20 players have sent a letter to the PGA Tour, insisting on getting all the details about any offers from potential investors. Padraig Harrington is one of those who reacted via social media and sent a clear message.

This great golfer believes that the PGA Tour has never been more transparent. It seems that he is not particularly pleased with the reaction of the players. When golfers are clearly dissatisfied, it can serve as a red flag for PGA Tour leaders!

"Interesting times. I can tell you the @PGATOUR has never been more transparent than it is now. I’m sure way more so than other corporations. Players have extremely high expectations of the timing and the detail of the information they should receive.

The more transparency in a democratic society the more corruption is labeled at it (think American politics) while the less transparency in a society the less corruption is seen."- Harrington wrote on social media!

Padraig Harrington reacts

Harrington emphasized that the players are more involved now than ever.

The players' meeting has become mandatory, and PGA Tour leaders are ready to hear the voices of golfers. In addition, Harrington pointed out they have access to the CEO, which is not the case in a regular corporation. It is unclear in which direction all this will go, but the frustrations of the PGA Tour players are clear.

Many fear that the PGA Tour may lose credibility and that individuals may follow the path of Jon Rahm.

"Most player meetings are now mandatory, voting is simple and online. This was done as, historically, players didn’t turn up or vote.

We now have access to player representatives every week. Access to our CEO and his number two many weeks of the year. Imagine getting that access in a regular corporation. Constant timely updates by email whenever anything is agreed.

June 7th release couldn’t of been any sooner after a deal was done. Any leak might of scuppered the cancelling of the law suits."

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