Tuesday’s ground-shaking information of the merger between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf was as monumental because it was stunning. Since the announcement, reactions have poured in from throughout golf and the sports activities panorama at giant. One of sports activities media’s most distinguished speaking heads divulged his expertise with LIV Golf: Fox Sports radio host Colin Cowherd.
Cowherd mentioned on his present The Herd on Tuesday that he was provided “six figures” to work with the Saudi-funded league and declined, although he made it clear that he doesn’t fault anyone who accepted cash from LIV—sports activities media members and golfers included.
“By the way, I was offered six figures to do some reads for the LIV Golf Tour. I didn’t accept it,” Cowherd mentioned. “But, but, I didn’t badmouth other hosts that did. That’s the difference. I was offered six figures to do stuff with LIV Golf, I was invited to tournaments, I said ‘No, thank you.’ But I didn’t lecture sportscasters that did, I didn’t lecture anybody that did. I’m not in their shoes, I don’t pay their taxes, I don’t have their life, I don’t know what’s going on.”
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The information of Tuesday’s merger caught everyone off guard, and the response from PGA Tour gamers was contentious. Former PGA Tour golfer and present Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee, who has typically spoken out in opposition to LIV, mentioned he was “hugely disappointed” upon studying concerning the merger. A gathering between PGA commissioner Jay Monahan and gamers was described as “a s— show” by one main champion who was in attendance and left early.