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‘He Should Resign. We Need a Fresh Face’: Days After ‘F*** Off’ Comment on Rory McIlroy, PGA Tour Golfer Fires His Shots Against Jay Monahan

Published 06/08/2023, 2:21 PM EDT

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The PGA Tour players’ meeting ahead of the RBC Canadian Open reportedly turned ugly, with a swear word directed in the face of superstar Rory McIlroy. The man responsible was World No. 227 Grayson Murray, who was taking his shots against the PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.

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However, the American golfer has come out with a backdrop regarding the controversial moment, where he cleared out any hard feelings. However, his animosity over Monahan still looms over him.

Grayson Murray clears the air amidst Rory McIlroy beef


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One of the lesser-known players on the circuit, Murray turned pro back in 2015 and has managed a single victory on the tour, at the 2017 Barbasol Championship. But his biggest moment of acclaim for golfing reasons came recently at the players’ meeting, where he allegedly told four-time major championship winner Rory McIlroy to “f*** off.”

However, Murray has come out and cleared the air over the disturbing incidents. Reportedly, the 29-year-old has revealed what made him lose his head at the table. “I’m not necessarily pissed off with what has transpired, it’s more just how it’s been handled with Jay [Monahan] and everyone,” he said.


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Furthermore, Murray made his opinion clear on Monahan’s position moving forward. “That’s why I said what I said. He should resign. We need a fresh face.”

What happened between Murray and McIlroy?

While the exact details of the players’ meeting haven’t been revealed yet, bits and pieces about it have been confirmed by sources. In a heated environment, Murray is said to have yelled at Monahan over his dishonesty.


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Having remained quiet for large parts of the meeting, former world number one McIlroy found it apt to respond to Murray with a sly dig. “Just play better, Grayson,” he said, which undoubtedly left a frustrated Murray fuming, which resulted in the expletive.

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The lively conversation was confirmed by various sources and was stamped by PGA Tour golfer Wesley Bryan, who was in attendance during the meeting. With Monahan set to reprise his role in the newly formed union, do you think players like Murray will vouch for his exit? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Sharan Nair

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Sharan Nair is a Senior Golf Writer at EssentiallySports. He constantly covers the ongoing PGA vs LIV Golf tussle as it progresses. With over 600 articles to his name, Sharan masters the sport with his in-depth knowledge and research that is reflected in his meticulous coverage of all the Majors.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui