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A number of unnamed PGA Tour players have circulated a petition amongst their fellow members requesting a “special meeting” to discuss a number of issues.
The missive, which was distributed on Thursday evening, was first reported by NoLayingUp and, once again, casts serious doubt over the future of the circuit’s embattled commissioner Jay Monahan.
The letter reads:
A group of us are requesting a special meeting to address issues related, but not limited, to the following:
1. FedEx Cup points allocated to Signature Events versus full field events. Example: Currently, a 5th place finish in a no cut 78-player field is awarded 272 percent more points than a 5th place finish in a traditional event with a cut. We are requesting significant reduction before the first designated event.
2. Number of limited field signature events.
3. PIP Program.
4. PGA Tour leadership, PGA Tour policy board and player directors.
If you want to be a part of this meeting, please sign this petition.
The move comes in the same week that Monahan told an event hosted by the New York Times that he believes he is still the best man to lead the PGA Tour.
The 53-year-old has faced calls to resign from some players since the June 6 announcement of the tour’s intention to merge commercial operations with the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia.
Monahan was roundly condemned for his role in those discussions, having previously been massively outspoken against the PIF-funded LIV Golf League.
With an end-of-year deadline looming for those negotiations, Monahan insists that an agreement can still be reached but many of his players are losing patience with him.
In recent weeks, Lanto Griffin, Nate Lashley and Jimmy Walker have publicly criticised the tour, with another, former Player Advisory Council member Chris Stroud, revealing that his decision to enter the LIV Golf Promotions Event was prompted, in part, by the fact the “tour doesn’t care about you if you’re not in the top 30.”
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