Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy spotted in car park interaction after rumors of rift..

May 18, 2024

They are both wearing golfing attire and a man in a white top can be seen behind them both. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were seen having a chat in the car park of the PGA Championship, amidst rumours of a fallout between the two golfing giants. The Northern Irishman was denied a return to the PGA Tour Policy Board, sparking speculation of a potential rift with the American golf legend.McIlroy had been keen to facilitate a merger deal between the PGA Tour, LIV Golf and the DP World Tour after an initial agreement was reached. However, due to prolonged delays and several missed deadlines for the merger’s completion, McIlroy’s bid to reclaim his previous role was rejected.Golf Digest reported that relations between McIlroy and Woods had become strained, with Woods taking on a role within the negotiations and the 35-year-old being denied a place on the board once more.Inside golf’s messiest splits from Rory McIlroy’s cruel break up to Tiger Woods’ cheatingRory McIlroy gives frosty response to divorce questions after first PGA Championship roundBoth players have dismissed reports of their relationship deteriorating due to discussions between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf Saudi Arabian backers Public Investment Fund. They were recently spotted having a conversation behind the scenes in Louisville, reports the Express.The pair seemed to be engaged in a friendly discussion, further dispelling rumours of a strained relationship at a time when McIlroy filed for divorce from his wife Erica Stoll.Despite admitting to behind-the-scenes disagreements over the merger, which led to Jimmy Dunne stepping down from his role 11 months after being hailed as the architect of the original framework due to a lack of progress, the relationship between McIlroy and Woods seems as solid as ever.Woods stated when asked about his bond with McIlroy: “Well I think that we see the – it’s good to see it differently, but collectively as a whole, we want to see whatever’s best for all the players, the fans, and the state of golf,”.These remarks followed McIlroy’s disclosure about his failed attempt to rejoin the policy board, describing the situation as “complicated” and “messy”. He also addressed rumours about his strained relationship with Woods, which were allegedly caused by their inability to finalise a merger that has divided the golf world.Scottie Scheffler mugshot released as world No.1 arrested on the way to PGA ChampionshipRory McIlroy named wealthiest young person in Northern Ireland as he divorces Erica Stoll”I would say, I mean, I think friends can have disagreements or not see things I guess not, not see eye to eye on things but have disagreements on things,” he clarified.”I think that’s fine. But no, I wouldn’t say we had a really good talk last Friday for 45 minutes, just about a lot of different things. No, there’s no strain there. I think we might see the future of golf a little bit differently, but I don’t think that should place any strain on a relationship or on a friendship.”For the latest local news and features on Irish America, visit our homepage here.