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Woods and PGA Tour players gather to discuss LIV Golf

The golf star had turned down $700-800 million to join the dissident league.

Tiger Woods and the main players of the North American PGA Tour met on Tuesday to discuss the dispute between the circuit and the new dissident series LIV Golf, financed by Saudi funds, according to American media.

Leaving from Florida, Woods and his colleague Rickie Fowler would have met the players on the sidelines of the BMW Championship in the State of Delaware.

According to several US media outlets, Woods and about 20 top players on the PGA Tour were to discuss strategies to fight against LIV Golf, which has consistently lured players off the tour with lucrative multimillion-dollar contracts.

The world of golf has been in turmoil since the launch of LIV Golf this year. Tiger Woods, who reportedly turned down $700-800 million to join the dissident league, is one of its most vocal critics.

The 46-year-old has always affirmed his loyalty to the PGA Tour and says he had no intention of following other Major winners, such as Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson, who skipped not.

«I do not agreesaid Woods ahead of the British Open in July. “I think what they did was they turned their back on what got them to this level“, he lambasted, adding that players who joined LIV Golf may not have “never the chance to participate in Majors».

Several players like Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau who would normally have been expected to compete in the BMW Championship – the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs – were barred from competing for joining LIV Golf.

This meeting between Tiger Woods and the main players of the PGA Tour comes a week after a judge dismissed three players from the dissident league who wanted to obtain the right to participate in the final stages of the PGA Tour, although suspended by its promoters.

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