“[PGA Tour’s] Never Going to Get $3B”: Kevin Kisner Spills Secrets Over Latest SSG Investment  

Published 02/09/2024, 2:59 PM EST

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The PGA Tour is finally out of the muddy waters! The Tour has been on the receiving end of a lot of backlash ever since it announced its merger with Saudi Arabia. However, the revival of the Tour came in the form of a $3 billion investment from SSG. This amount not only breathes new air into the league but also provides it with higher ground over the Saudis. But is the criticism towards the American Tour actually over?

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However, they have not received the promised amount from SSG yet. This has led to Kevin Kisner raising questions over this deal and whether or not it will benefit the American Tour in the intended way.

Kevin Kisner shares what he thinks PGAT will do with the investment

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In an interview with Golf Week, Kevin Kisner made some shocking statements. When asked how he would like the $3 billion investment to be utilized, he was skeptical whether Jay Monahan would get the full amount or not. He said, “They’re never going to get $3 billion. I think they’re going to get one and a half.”

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Out of this $1.5 billion amount, he talked about how he thinks that the $900 million will go to the smart people “that know how to run businesses.” So according to Kisner, the amount would go to people who would increase the value of the PGA Tour. With his words, he has subtly pointed out that there is a slim chance the PGAT pros will not get the money they were promised.

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He also shared that these smart people will put the Tour above the PIF during the merger talks. However, Kisner believes all this is for the best and that “at some point, all of us will be back playing golf together.”

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With these stark opinions, the American golfer has raised the eyebrows of many golf fans. But these were not the only strong opinions he had. He later went on to talk about the PGA Tour-PIF merger.

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Following his opinions on the $3 billion SSG investment, Kisner welcomed the Saudis too! He said, “I have no problem with it. Saudi Arabia is involved with almost everything in the world. That whole argument is kaput, in my opinion.”

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So it looks like Kevin Kisner, like Rory McIlroy, has no objections to the traditional league shaking hands with the Saudis. This lands him in a club opposite Jordan Spieth, who thinks the SSG investment is more than enough.

While he has given the green light to the PGA Tour-PIF merger, Jay Monahan has not! The American golfer believes the Tour Commissioner is not transparent enough and needs to communicate more about his policies. Furthermore, he thinks the traditional league always messes up communicating with its members.

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With these strong opinions, Kisner has taken shots at the higher-ups in his league. What are your thoughts on the PGA Tour not getting the full investment from SSG, as implied by the American golfer? Let us know in the comments section below.

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