Tiger Woods Syndication: The Augusta Chronicle

Over the past several months, the PGA Tour and LIV Golf have been trying to work out a deal with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund that would bring a sort of alliance between the two rival leagues. And it sounds like Tiger Woods was part of those discussions with the group that funds LIV Golf.

LIV Golf is funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, which run by Yasir Al-Rumayyan. This week, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan and player directors from the tour’s policy board met with Al-Rumayyan about a potential alliance with LIV Golf and the PIF. And based on flight tracker information, it seems that Tiger Woods was at the meeting too.

“According to @radaratlas2, jets owned by the PGA Tour and SSG’s John Henry just left for the Bahamas. Tiger Woods’ plane and one registered to Aramco/PIF are already there,” golf columnist Eamon Lynch said in a post on X, the social media website that was formerly known as Twitter.

According to Dan Rapaport, Woods even played golf with al-Rumayyan.

“Hearing that Tiger Woods and Yasir al-Rumayyan will play golf/have already played to discuss the future of pro golf in the Bahamas. Love that the biggest meetings to discuss the future of golf take place…on the golf course,” Rapaport said.

Obviously, this is some pretty shocking and significant news that Woods seems to be working toward an alliance with LIV Golf, especially after how strongly he pushed against the Saudi-backed league for months, and people had a lot to say about it on social media.

It’s not clear what was discussed at these meetings, but Monahan did confirm that the meetings took place.

[Eamon Lynch]