On Sunday night, Tiger Woods finally addressed the rumors surrounding the PGA Tour-LIV Golf controversy.
Taking to Twitter, the 15-time major champion didn’t hold back, indirectly putting PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan in a difficult position.
“In response to the talking points memo released this weekend, I have never seen this document until today, and I did not attend the players meeting for which it was prepared at the 2022 Travelers,” he said.
In response to the talking points memo released this weekend, I have never seen this document until today, and I did not attend the players meeting for which it was prepared at the 2022 Travelers.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) July 2, 2023
Earlier in the week, leaked documents suggested that someone from the PGA had written comments for Woods to use in a players meeting.
There are so many wrinkles to the Tiger script: Slurping Jay, turning the camera off, getting off a couple one-liners, using Charlie as a prop.
— Tron Carter (@TronCarterNLU) July 3, 2023
However, Woods vehemently denied attending the meeting and claimed to have never seen the documents until that day. It seems like a shocking turn of events for Woods to speak out so publicly, surprising his fans.
Social media was buzzing with reactions and criticisms, with one fan thanking Woods for his stance against Monahan and another likening him to a savior figure, invoking the Star Wars reference “Tiger Wan Kenobi, You’re our only hope.”
Many expressed astonishment that Monahan is still in charge, calling it mind-boggling. The general sentiment seemed to be that it would be shocking if Monahan were to retain his position.
Woods’ silence until now was speculatively linked to the troubling situation Monahan finds himself in.
With these developments, it remains to be seen how the PGA Tour will navigate this challenging period.