The members of the PGA Tour are a strong group, and when someone goes after one of them, several gather behind.
A recent article in Golfweek accused Patrick Cantlay, who has «fallen in love» with LIV Golf, of staging a «coup» despite being a member of the PGA Tour board of directors.
The article also claims that Cantlay has tried to rally players against the PGA’s deal with the Saudi Public Investment Fund.
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«Patrick Cantlay, who carries himself with the confidence of a man convinced he would be a Goldman Sachs partner were it not for the fact that he simply sports the Goldman Sachs logo on his cap, has been trying to rally the players against the deal with the Saudis. , and against the members of the Tour board of directors who designed or supported it,» Eamon Lynch wrote in his opinion piece. «It goes without saying that his objections are not based on the morality of dealing with human rights abusers. Existing PGA Tour incentives won’t benefit Cantlay much. He won’t be enriched by the Player Impact Program that awards extra stars in commitment of the fans, since the only needle that moves is the gas gauge on your car.So the logic of the Cantlay coup is that if LIV disappears as a threat, which it probably will under the deal, then the players like him they have no options, no leverage on the Tour, and no prospects for the lucrative payday they feel entitled to.»
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Several PGA members heard of Lynch’s words and felt they had to show their support for their colleague.
2013 Masters champion Adam Scott started a movement by posting a message in support of Cantlay and criticizing Lynch.
«These are serious times for golf and there are serious issues. Should articles like this be part of this debate?» Scott wrote on Instagram with a screenshot of the headline of Lynch’s article.
«Personal barbs and fluffy adjectives aside would be helpful, treating the facts presented with far superior integrity. Talk about a Cantlay coup, really? Maybe some proof instead of anonymous speculation? Strips low on the ‘charisma value’ of players? Clearly, many companies value players. Those players should be entitled to some time and information to decide what is acceptable and what is not, after a radical change in the policy of management of the Tour. It is likely that the process will be carried out objectively and truthfully».
Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and Will Zalatoris each shared Scott’s message on their Instagram Stories.
Cantlay said before the US Open that he «was confused about what was really going on» regarding the PGA-LIV deal. by nation SB.
Fowler and Zalatoris are also on the player council.
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PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan was absent due to a medical situation.