PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan got the Roger Goodell treatment on Sunday night.
Goodell, the longtime commissioner of the NFL, is often booed when he speaks at events like the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony or the NFL Draft. Monahan got the same response when he stepped to the mic to introduce Viktor Hovland as the winner of the 2023 Tour Championship and the PGA Tour’s season-long race for the FedEx Cup.
The commissioner recently returned to work after taking some time off to deal with a health issue, but did give his annual State of the PGA Tour press conference ahead of this week’s season finale at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Monahan addressed his health but was silent on the pending deal between the Tour and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
🚨🗣️👀 The crowd in Atlanta greets Jay Monahan with boos on 18 green at the trophy presentation … pic.twitter.com/W2FQNd18ma
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