Tiger Woods has landed at Philadelphia International Airport on his private jet en route to Delaware for a critical meeting with fellow anti-LIV PGA Tour pros.
Woods took off from Stuart, Fla., at lunchtime on Tuesday and two hours later had landed on the East Coast, just a half-hour drive from Wilmington, Delaware, where the BMW Championship will be played later this week. week
Woods’ trip, followed by ADS-B Exchange, comes ahead of a big players’ meeting on Tuesday evening in which the 15-time major champion will meet with other tour pros to discuss the LIV Tour, with the support from Saudi Arabia.
The 46-year-old American has reportedly turned down a whopping $800 million offer to join the likes of Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau in the new series, and tonight’s meeting will discuss how fight the rebels.
It was reported Monday that “everything is on the table,” including potential major championship boycotts and the future of PGA Tour boss Jay Monahan.
Tiger Woods touched down in Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon, en route to the BMW Championship
An online flight tracker recorded his journey from Florida to the East Coast and Philadelphia
Woods’ private jet, pictured in 2010, that took him from Florida to Philadelphia on Tuesday
Woods is expected to be one of the loudest voices around the table given his stature in the game and the respect he commands from his peers.
Woods has been outspoken in his disapproval of the defections and LIV Golf itself, far beyond his rejection of CEO Greg Norman’s $800 million offer to join.
“Greg has done some things that I don’t think (are) in the best interest of our game,” Woods said before the Open Championship.
“I know what the PGA Tour stands for and what we’ve done and what it’s given us, the ability to pursue our careers and win what we’ve achieved and the trophies we’ve been able to play for and the history it’s given us. part of this game.
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“I know Greg tried to do this in the early ’90s. It didn’t work then, and he’s trying to make it work now. I still don’t see how it’s in the best interest of the game.”
As for the players who have left the Tour, Woods also had his say.
“I think what they have done is that they have turned their backs on what has allowed them to get to this position,” he added.
The former world no. Rory McIlroy has sided with Woods in his condemnation of the breakaway regime.
“There is no place in the world of golf for LIV Golf,” McIlroy said CBS Sports.
“I don’t agree with what LIV is doing. If LIV left tomorrow I would be very happy.
Norman hasn’t taken a step back since becoming the Commissioner/General Manager of LIV Golf
The breakaway Saudi-backed competition has caused an uproar in golf circles and the media alike
WOODS PRIVATE JET
After winning 15 major golf championships, and a fortune of more than $1 billion, Tiger Woods can now hit any course in the world at will thanks to his Gulfstream G550.
“The G550 cabin is known for its luxurious design, great light and views (Gulfstream jets have iconic wide oval windows) and all versions include a bathroom and built-in wardrobes,” Twidell of PrivateFly, the global service private jet reservations. reveals
The G550 has the efficiency of flying more than 12,000 km non-stop for more than 12 hours, can comfortably accommodate 18 passengers and reaches altitudes of up to 51,000 feet.
Woods’ arrival in Wilmington comes a week after temporary restraining orders were issued to Hudson Swafford, Talor Gooch and Matt Jones who left the Tour in favor of LIV Golf but still wanted to play in the FedEx Cup playoffs .
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan will hold an entirely separate meeting with PGA members.
Meanwhile, Norman played down the notion of concerns about LIV Golf’s long-term viability.
“I don’t wake up with any fear about what LIV is and where it’s going to go because LIV is the future of golf,” he told Forbes.
‘What I do wake up at night: worrying about how the players have been treated. Simple as that.
‘LIV is the future of golf.
‘Because? Because you have these great opportunities for us [explore]from a sponsorship standpoint, from a production standpoint, from a game standpoint, from every aspect that’s ever been done in the game of golf.”
Delaware will host the second of three FedEx Cup playoff events, starting Thursday.
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