Tiger Woods breaks silence on Rory McIlroy ‘fallout’ after PGA Tour board snub

June 5, 2024

Tiger Woods has responded to claims that he has had a ‘falling out’ with Rory McIlroy after the Northern Irishman was denied a place back on the PGA Tour Policy Board

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have now both spoken on the supposed fallout between them.

Tiger Woods has dismissed rumors of a rift with Rory McIlroy following the latter’s unsuccessful bid to regain his position on the PGA Tour Policy Board.

Speculation about the state of affairs among golf’s elite has been rife, particularly after Webb Simpson’s resignation from the board and subsequent nomination of McIlroy as his successor, a recommendation that was ultimately rejected.

McIlroy, who won the Open Championship in 2014, had expressed interest in returning to the board, a role he held until November of the previous year. Despite his past criticism of LIV Golf, it seems his stance has softened as he seeks to resolve the ongoing conflict within the sport.

Nearly a year after the initial proposal for a merger between the PGA Tour, LIV Golf, and the DP World Tour, no ‘framework agreement’ has been established. McIlroy seemed eager to help push the deal forward.

Speculation has abounded about the health of the relationship between friends Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods amid golf’s civil war.

However, Golf Digest reports suggest a strain in the relationship between McIlroy and Woods, stemming from McIlroy’s failed attempt to rejoin the PGA Tour Policy Board. In the midst of the ongoing golf saga, Tiger Woods has stepped up to clarify that there’s no bad blood between him and Rory McIlroy, despite the rocky road surrounding the LIV Golf merger discussions.

“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,” he stated, emphasizing unity in the face of the sport’s challenges, reports the Mirror. “How we get there, that’s to be determined, but the fact that we’re in this together and in this fight together to make golf better is what it’s all about.”