The PGA Tour has resorted to its best card in the deck to try to stop the continuous trickle of players towards the LIV International Tour, the world circuit sponsored by Saudi Arabia, and to which players such as Phil Mickelson have joined in exchange for fabulous annual fixtures, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed and, waiting for it to become official, even Cameron Smith, the brand new Australian winner of the British Open.
Tiger Woods, meeting
Thus, Tiger Woods, according to ESPN, will go to Chicago today, on the eve of the celebration of the BMW Championship, the penultimate stop of the FedEX Cup playoffs, exclusively to hold a meeting with several world top 20 players to persuade them to keep it on the American circuit.
A few weeks ago Greg Norman revealed an offer to Tiger, which he had rejected, of between 700 and 800 million dollars. These are also contradictory times in the United States. While the PGA Tour uses all kinds of tricks to discredit the circuit and Arabia, including the use of the relatives of the victims of 9/11 and the theories that this country was behind the terrible attacks of 2001, the White House maintains good relations with the Saudi kingdom and, according to The New York Times two days ago, Biden wants to close Guantanamo and sees the Persian Gulf country as one of the destinations for a large part of the 36 prisoners he still keeps in his cells.