Rory McIlroy has blasted Jase Hahn for not appearing at the player meeting on Tuesday

Rory McIlroy has blasted Jase Hahn for not appearing at the player meeting on Tuesday

The ongoing conflict between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf has resulted in Rory McIlroy and James Hahn engaging in a war of words.
McIlroy, a four-time major champion and past winner of the Players Championship, criticised Hahn for skipping Tuesday’s PGA Tour player meeting at TPC Sawgrass, after Hahn fired his own salvos over changes to the Tour’s schedule that stand to benefit McIlroy and other stars of the game.

The meeting took place at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, approximately two hours before McIlroy met with the media.

McIlroy blasted Hahn, stating, “You say all this s–t and you’re not even in the meeting? If you want to get informed and be a part of the process – the fact that he wasn’t even in the room was a slap in the face to everyone there,” according to’s Dylan Dethier.

Hahn, a two-time winner on the tour, had previously criticised the changes made by the PGA Tour in response to the Saudi-backed LIV circuit poaching a number of players.

The changes include designating certain tournaments as elevated events that will feature smaller fields, no cut, and more prize money for golf’s biggest stars.

Hahn had previously stated that he “hates them,” accused the PGA Tour of covering up what they’re doing, and labelled players who support the changes as hypocritical.

“All the big names that are talking about this ‘new product,’ if you just came out and said, ‘Hey, we’re doing this for the money,’ they want more guaranteed money, and this is another way to funnel more money to the top players in the world, I’d have a lot more respect for them,” Hahn told Golfweek.

“Right now, they’re just covering their ass and saying everything that the PGA Tour basically has trained them to say, have taught them to say and try to make it not about money when everyone knows 100 percent it’s about more guaranteed money being funneled to the top players in the world.

We’ve been talking about money for the last two years, and for them not to say that that’s not the No. 1 reason why they’re making these changes – it’s very, very hypocritical.”

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