Tiger Woods flies into PGA meeting to lobby against LIV Golf

LIV Golf’s threat to the PGA Tour is significant enough that two of the game’s biggest stars flew to Delaware on their own on Tuesday to meet with fellow players in advance of this week’s BMW Championship at Wilmington Country Club. 

Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler touched down in Woods’ private jet shortly after 3 p.m. Both players — neither of whom qualified for this week’s FedEx Cup Playoffs event — showed up to rally support for the PGA Tour. 

There were two meetings on the day, including a previously scheduled one involving the Tour’s Player Advisory Council that took place at 3 p.m., which Woods was not in attendance for and where LIV Golf was not discussed, a member of the PAC who was in attendance told The Post. It lasted around 90 minutes and involved usual end-of-year business with little drama, a source said. 

US golfer Tiger Woods lines up a putt
Tiger Woods attended a PGA meeting on Tuesday to discuss the LIV Golf tour.
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The second meeting took place in the early evening off-site and did involve Woods and Fowler, however, as well as a number of the game’s other stars — including Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas, among others who haven’t bolted for LIV, sources confirmed to The Post. 

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan was also scheduled to meet with players in another meeting on Wednesday. 

Tuesday’s meeting with Woods and others came on the heels of a federal judge last week ruling against three LIV players — Talor Gooch, Matt Jones and Hudson Swafford — who were seeking a temporary restraining order to compete in the playoffs. It also took place in the wake of the news last week that British Open champ Cameron Smith — who withdrew from this week’s BMW with a sore hip — has also reportedly signed on with LIV and will make his debut there after the PGA Tour season concludes later this month. 

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