Denying complacency is a telltale sign of complacency. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan did just that when he said the tour had ‘no complacency’ while addressing the rival Saudi golf league with the urgency of someone who does business on the turn.
“I told the players that we’re moving on and whoever on the fence has to make a decision,” Monahan said. told the Associated Press in an interview on Wednesday.
Lazy ultimatums are an easy way out when the alternative is public ridicule. If Greg Norman and his company LIV Golf Investments weren’t in business with despicable people, Phil Mickelson might have had the influence he boasted about just before he stuck her tips in her mouth.
“All this talk about the league and money has distracted our players, our partners and especially our fans,” Monahan said. “We focus on inheritance, not leverage. You saw it last week with Joaquin Niemann’s victory, receiving the trophy from a legend (tournament host Tiger Woods) who inspired him to get into the game.
“These moments cannot be replicated.”
Sorry, but “We’re going to keep making memories,” is not a business plan; it looks like you’re just relying on what’s already working. That’s complacency, man, and if that’s the best you can offer players when they complain about your “hateful greed‘, rival leagues will continue to emerge, and disgruntled golfers will continue to receive their offers.
Monahan comes off as quite arrogant for someone who isn’t a known commissioner. He reiterated that players who sign up for the Saudi league will lose their PGA Tour membership and should not expect to get it back. He also declined to say whether Mickelson will be punished for flirting with the proposed super league, sticking to PGA policy of not commenting on discipline.
The almost”canceled” The golfer is on a much-needed, self-imposed and open hiatus from golf – and his crusade against the PGA – due to his impromptu apology tour. He was humiliated and humiliated, and he will eventually return to the circuit, smiling like a moron because he did not sign with the SGL.
Even if he had signed a deal and the blowback forced him back into the PGA, do you honestly think Phil Mickelson would be dropped from the tour? Golf fans love him to a hateful degree, and they would despise Monahan if he refused to reinstate their chubby hero.
“I know where many of our athletes are at,” added the commissioner. “This validation had an incredible impact and gave us renewed optimism.”
Okay, well, the problem doesn’t go away just because the face did. The financial dispute was not a vanity project for Mickelson – even though he treated it as such.
Grace McDermott covered the issues Lefty and many golfers have with the independent contract business model employed by the PGA:
Athletes are largely expected to pay their own way in terms of travel, accommodation, training, entry fees, etc. They also rely on prize money rather than participation money, unlike, for example, NBA or NFL players… Forbes published a report that most professional golfers “find it difficult to just supporting themselves” despite the fact that the PGA brought in more than $1 billion in revenue in 2019.
Bryson De Chambeau says he’s committed to the PGA as long as that’s where the best competition is. Brooks Koepka said: “Someone will sell and go to [the Saudi league].”
These comments don’t sound like “validation” for the Tour, and I have no idea where Monahan got a “new sense of optimism” from all of this.
The PGA took a massive break from Mickelson’s rant about the Saudi league, and the fact that the commish felt compelled enough to walk out of any club he calls his office to declare the PGA to have “zero complacency” shows that this caught his attention.
That said, he may come to regret being so dismissive and bossy instead of taking the threat seriously. The PGA Tour has no do nothing; Mickelson’s idiot and a corrupt cabal ruined everything.
The next challenger and leader may not be so stupid.