PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan talks about the decision to cancel the last three days of The Players Championship because of the coronavirus during a press conference Friday, March 13, 2020 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. [Will Dickey/Florida Times-Union] Fljax 031320 2playersfrida

It’s been now a month since the PGA Tour announced it would merge with LIV Golf and the fallout continues as more legendary golfers like Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood express their feelings over the merger.

Poulter says that there needs to be changes regarding golf’s governing body if the sport wants to continue to remain relevant.

When asked if “heads need to roll” Poulter answered with a resounding “yes!”

“Yes,” Poulter replied, before adding: “People need to be accountable for their actions. It would definitely help. I’m not going to say what those changes have to be but I think we would add value to a tournament if we were to play. Shall we say, there needs to be changes.”

Poulter didn’t say what needs to happen but it’s quite obvious he may have been talking about PGA commissioner Jay Monahan who has caught the bulk of the cricitism since the merger happened.

Monahan all but said that the PGA was never going to merge with LIV Golf, so when it did happened, it caught the golf world off guard.

Lee Westwood also echcoed Poulter’s sentiments.

“There’s a lot of people now looking like hypocrites,” the 50-year-old Westwood said. “You’ve seen what people are saying in the press and now they’re backtracking. Jay even admitted himself he’s going to look hypocritical. We don’t have to say it any more.”

And while the pair had some words for Monahan, they didn’t have those same words surprisedly for LIV Golf commissioner Greg Norman, in fact they were both complimentary of the work he is doing.

“I’ll always take Greg as I’ve always found him and he’s been good to me,” Poulter said. “It’s not an easy job, but I think he’s done a great job.”

Westwood added “I’m delighted with the way Greg has handled all this and the way he’s conveyed everything to me.”


About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.