PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan speaks to the media Tuesday prior to the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Photo: Cliff Hawkins, Getty Images
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA | Near the end of his 45-minute question-and-answer session with the media Tuesday morning, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan was asked how challenging the past few months have been for him.
As the PGA Tour and the rest of the world are emerging from the pandemic, Monahan has been forced to deal with the threat of a Saudi-backed group poaching players and Phil Mickelson’s reckless comments directed at the tour and Monahan himself, not to mention his potential Saudi bosses.
And, it’s supposed to rain for three days as the Players Championship is scheduled to begin.
When it rains, as they say…
“No one should feel badly for me,” Monahan said.
Monahan looked and sounded like a leader whose focus on moving forward is as real as he suggests.
It does appear the Saudi threat ha...
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