Rory McIlroy slams James Hahn for missing PGA Tour players meeting
Rory McIlroy and James Hahn are the latest to engage in a war of words amid the ongoing unsettled war between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf.
McIlroy, a four-time major champion in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and the previous winner of this week’s Players Championship, criticized Hahn for walking out of a PGA Tour player meeting at TPC Sawgrass on Tuesday after Hahn discussed changes to the tour’s schedule. K defended himself. McIlroy and other stars of the game stand to benefit.
“You say all this and you’re not even at the meeting?” said the Northern Irishman, per Dylan Dethier of Golf.com. “If you want to get information and be part of the process — the fact that he wasn’t even in the room was a slap in the face to everybody.”
The meeting took place at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, about two hours before McIlroy’s meeting with the media.
Hahn, 41, a two-time winner on tour, The changes made by the PGA Tour have been broken down previously Many players have been poached in response to the controversial Saudi-backed LIV circuit.
Among the changes are some tournaments designated as elite events that will feature smaller fields, no cuts and more prize money for golf’s biggest stars.
Hahn previously said he “hated them,” accused the PGA Tour of covering up what they were doing and labeled players who supported the changes.
“All the big names that are talking about this ‘new product,’ if you just came out and said, ‘Hey, we’re doing this for money,’ they want more guaranteed money and it’s a way to raise more money. There is another way. For the top players in the world, I would have a lot of respect for them,” Han told Golfweek. “Right now, they’re just covering their ass and saying everything the PGA Tour has basically trained them to say, taught them to say and trying not to make it about the money. When everyone knows 100 percent it’s about more guaranteed money funneled. The world’s top players.
“We’ve been talking about money for the last two years and for them not to say that’s not the No. 1 reason why they’re making these changes — that’s very, very hypocritical.”