It seems that Viktor Hovland thinks Jay Monahan, the commissioner of the PGA Tour, has not been held responsible for the way he handled the conflict with LIV Golf.

According to Viktor Hovland, Jay Monahan, the commissioner of the PGA Tour, has not been held responsible for how he handled the situation at LIV Golf.

The Norwegian has expressed his dissatisfaction with PGA Tour officials in the past.

The European Ryder Cup player and defending FedEx Cup champion declared in December of last year that the Tour had performed “a damn bad job” during the previous two years.

Hovland even went so far as to claim that by making decisions without the players’ permission, PGA Tour officials had acted in a “arrogant” manner.

“There is nothing without the players,” he angrily declared.

After a few months, it’s evident that the 26-year-old is still not happy.

Reporters were informed by Hovland that the aforementioned Monahan is prone to errors. He is, after all, a human.

However, there must be responsibility.

Regarding the Tour’s leadership since June 2022, Hovland remarked, “I don’t know exactly what we should have been done because at the end of the day I don’t have all the information.”

“Yet, at the same time, there have been contradictory statements made and some things that were stated have been retracted,” he continued.

“As a leader of an organization, I would prefer that someone like that take some responsibility and say, ‘Hey, we made a couple of mistakes, but this is how we’re going to rectify it,’ rather than, as I felt has been done to some extent, kind of sweeping it under the rug.

I therefore don’t mind when people make mistakes. Everybody makes errors. However, I believe that you have to own up to your mistakes and explain that you’re trying to improve and this is how you’re going to do it.

It’s obvious that Monahan thinks he is still the best candidate for the position.

A few athletes, including Xander Schauffele, have questioned whether he ought to stay in charge.

Before the Players, Rory McIlroy offered his opinion on Monahan’s future.

Regarding the Northern Irishman, Monahan was justified in taking some heat following the announcement on June 6, 2023, regarding the combination of the PGA Tour’s business interests with LIV’s investors.

But it’s time for us to move on.

Monahan, for his part, says he has accepted responsibility for his error in not being open and honest with the PGA Tour membership.

However, he has declined to provide any information regarding the Tour’s proximity to reaching an agreement with the Saudi PIF.

According to Monahan, discussions with the PIF are “accelerating,” but it’s not clear if certain players are telling the truth or not.

What’s it like for a player to look at Jay—you mentioned ownership a minute ago—and not be able to tell you even if you did want to know, a reporter questioned Hovland.

Indeed, that strikes a nice balance, Hovland agreed. It’s a challenging task. I’m not claiming to know everything, and Jay and the leadership undoubtedly had good reasons for their decisions.

“To at least save face and say, hey, we represent the players and this is a membership organization or a players organization, I just think there has to be some reconciliation between, okay, it’s a member organization where the leadership is representing the membership, and then decisions are made without the players knowing about these decisions, or even having the information present.”

“Those two lines need to be somewhat better reconciled, in my opinion.”

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