After PGA Tour announced its merger with the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf, many golf fans claimed that Former President Donald Trump had predicted the merger back in 2022.
A screenshot of Trump’s Truth Social post from 2022 went viral on Twitter, following the merger, which said, “All of those golfers that remain ‘loyal’ to the very disloyal PGA, in all of its different forms, will pay a big price when the inevitable MERGER with LIV comes, and you get nothing but a big “thank you” from PGA officials who are making Millions of Dollars a year. If you don’t take the money now, you will get nothing after the merger takes place, and only say how smart the original signees were. Good luck to all, and congratulations to really talented Cam Smith on his incredible WIN!” he wrote back in 2022.
Seeing his prediction come true, Trump took to Truth Social once again on Tuesday, following the merger, to celebrate the deal, despite media criticism over LIV Golf’s Saudi funding, which was referred to as “blood money.” “Great news from LIV Golf. A big, beautiful, and glamorous deal for the wonderful world of golf,” he wrote. “Congrats to all!!!”
Some of Trump’s branded golf courses have recently hosted LIV Golf events, for which he came under fire from families of 9/11 victims. Meanwhile, the announcement that PGA Tour will be merging with LIV Golf – its longtime sports rival – has sent shockwaves across the golfing community.
“After two years of disruption and distraction, this is a historic day for the game we all know and love,” PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said in a press release. “This transformational partnership recognizes the immeasurable strength of the PGA TOUR’s history, legacy and pro-competitive model and combines with it the DP World Tour and LIV – including the team golf concept – to create an organization that will benefit golf’s players, commercial and charitable partners and fans.”