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Beer throwing at Phoenix Open 'unacceptable', says PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan says the chucking of beer and water bottles at the Phoenix Open in February was "unacceptable". The tournament at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona is renowned for the rowdy atmosphere created by fans, particularly on the par-three 16th hole, which has stadium-style seating. Mexico's Carlos Ortiz...
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Rory McIlroy has been suspended by Jay Monahan.

Prior to the Players Championship, PGA Tour chief executive Jay Monahan had an interesting interview with the media. Of course, Phil Mickelson’s return and the question of whether he would play again were the main topics of conversation. It appears that Monahan is ready to meet with him, as they desperately need a player of his calibre.

Greg Norman discusses Phil Mickelson, Jay Monahan and LIV Golf league details | Subpar Episode 109

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Jay Monahan: "Ball in Phil Mickelson's hands"

He will not be able to return to play on the top American men's golf circuit until he has clarified and explained his discussed comments. The PGA Tour, through its "commissioner", Jay Monahan, for the first time publicly addresses the story concerning Phil Mickelson, abandoned by some of his sponsors and at the center of the controversy due to the harsh statements addressed not only to the American green body but also to Saudi Arabia.
Raleigh News & Observer

Breaking Down PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan’s ‘State of the Game’

Ann Liguori talks to longtime golf journalist Mark Cannizzaro about Phil Mickelson, the Player Impact Program and transparency on tour. "Sports Innerview" host Ann Liguori and New York Post golf columnist Mark Cannizzaro discuss PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan's "State of the Game" press conference held prior to The Players Championship, the Player Impact Program, the PGA Tour's transparency issue, Phil Mickelson's controversial comments and the proposed Saudi golf league.
Golf Channel

Rory McIlroy wants more transparency; Jay Monahan then 'suspends' him

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – One of the oft-repeated criticisms of the PGA Tour is the lack of transparency on everything from the vote for the player of the year, which is not published in any detailed way, to fines and suspensions, which have inconsistently and mostly not been made public.
Sacramento Bee

Lynch: Jay Monahan has an edge on his Saudi rivals, but more forced change lies ahead

Success stories in sport often owe as much to the ineptitude of the vanquished as to the brilliance of the victor. When future generations of Tweeters analyze the past few years in golf, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan will be credited for deft backroom diplomacy in building crucial alliances both public (key players) and private (Chairman Ridley). Yet a thorough accounting should note the extent to which Monahan has benefitted from the bumbling of those pushing a Saudi-financed rival league, a mutiny of clowns that could make Bozo seem Churchillian by comparison.

PGA Tour commish Jay Monahan wants to talk to Phil Mickelson

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said he hasn't spoken to Phil Mickelson since his explosive comments about the tour were published last month, but Monahan said it's a conversation that will have to take place before the six-time major champion returns to play. Mickelson isn't...

Preaching ‘legacy, not leverage,’ PGA Tour chief Jay Monahan stops playing nice

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The words sounded the way they usually do coming out of Jay Monahan’s mouth: as if they’d been plucked from a Public Relations textbook. They were delivered by the PGA Tour commissioner in careful, measured clauses and punctuated by long, attention-grabbing pauses. As is Monahan’s tradition, his responses contained the minimum amount of information needed to answer the questions, if they answered them at all.
Golf Channel

Jay Monahan proud of Player Impact Program: 'We think it’s working'

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Despite criticism from some of the PGA Tour’s top players, commissioner Jay Monahan said that he is “really proud” of the Player Impact Program and that the initiative is working as intended. The top 10 needle-movers were announced last week, with...