Report: Tiger Woods to meet with fellow PGA Tour pros to discuss LIV Golf threat

According to reports, Tiger Woods is set to meet with a group of PGA Tour players to discuss the continued threat of the LIV Golf Invitational Series.

ESPN's Mark Schlabach and Alan Shipnuck of Fire Pit Collective both reported on Monday that Woods is headed to the BMW Championship this week, not to play golf, but to meet with his fellow players to address the concerns surrounding the continued encroachment of the new Saudi-backed breakaway series.

Woods is reportedly set to meet with the players on Tuesday before they are expected to meet with commissioner Jay Monahan on Wednesday.

"It's a meeting to get the top 20 players in the world on the same page on how we can continue to make the PGA Tour the best product in professional golf," a player who was invited to the meeting told Schlabach on Monday.

"I'm hearing tomorrow's PGA Tour player meeting regarding LIV is going to be a banger," Shipnuck wrote on social media. "Supposedly everything is on the table, from major championship boycotts to Monahan's future to a larger compromise. And Tiger M.F. Woods is expected to fly in to provide counsel/bully/cajole."

LIV Golf is bankrolled by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and has spared no expense in luring some of the biggest golfers in the world to play in the series.

The likes of Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter have all jumped ship, and World No. 2 Cameron Smith looks set to be next high-profile player to join them.

Woods has stayed committed to the PGA Tour, however, with LIV Golf chief executive Greg Norman recently revealing the 15-time major champion had turned down an offer in the region of $700-800 million (€680-780m) to join the series.

Prior to last month's Open Championship, Woods revealed he was firmly against the breakaway series.

"Greg [Norman] has done some things that I don't think is in the best interest of our game," Woods said.

"You're just getting paid a lot of money up front and playing a few events and playing 54 holes. They're playing blaring music and have all these atmospheres that are different.

"I can understand 54 holes is almost like a mandate when you get to the Senior Tour. The guys are a little bit older and a little more banged up. But when you're at this young age and some of these kids... they really are kids who have gone from amateur golf into that organisation.

"I just don't see how that move is positive in the long term for a lot of these players, especially if the LIV organisation doesn't get world ranking points and the major championships change their criteria for entering the events."

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