The trophy ceremony at the Players Championship had PGA Tour commissioner being booed by players.

March 19, 2024

During the trophy presentation for Scottie Scheffler at the Players Championship, there were some scattered boos that could be heard from the crowd. This was not an isolated incident and has happened before. The PGA made its introduction during this ceremony.

No, this isn’t the NFL Draft where fans almost play a game of booing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell every time he goes on stage to announce picks in the first round. It has become so common over the years that it is now considered part of the evening’s entertainment.

the roles were reversed as Monahan took center stage to present the trophy while being introduced by NBC Sports host, Mike Tirico.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Players, Monahan presented ex-commissioner Deane Beman, who conceptualized and brought to fruition PGA Tour’s largest event half a century ago. However, this time around when Tricio uttered Monahan’s name; their reception was dominated by loud boos.

Monahan had previously received boos in August last year when Amanda Renner from CBS Sports requested him to award the FedEx Cup trophy to Viktor Hovland at Atlanta’s East Lake.

Since announcing the PGA Tour’s partnership with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, which endorses LIV Golf League – a rival organization, Monahan (53) has received severe criticism over the course of nine months.

Earlier in the week, Monahan faced a barrage of queries from journalists at the Players Championship concerning various topics such as the current condition of the tour, prospective collaboration with PIF and his confidence in being capable for holding onto his role.