In a massive development announced Tuesday morning, the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and LIV Golf League announced they were unifying.
The deal ends two years of what PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan called "disruption and distraction," but also included numerous legal proceedings and tense relationships between players across the different circuits.
The deal's announcement caught players by surprise. One PGA Tour player, reached by ESPN on Tuesday, said: "No f---ing way."
Other players from the leagues shared their reactions:
Awesome day today 😊 https://t.co/qUwVJiydym— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) June 6, 2023
Welfare Check on Chamblee— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) June 6, 2023
Monumental day for the game of golf.— Bryson DeChambeau (@b_dechambeau) June 6, 2023
For a kid whose only jobs have been caddy and golfer that struggles to remember to check his email, I sure have been on a lot of important business-like phone calls today— max homa (@maxhoma23) June 7, 2023
Was having quite the nice practice session this morning too pic.twitter.com/qWBKuM2yHO— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) June 6, 2023
And everyone thought yesterday was the longest day in golf— Collin Morikawa (@collin_morikawa) June 6, 2023
Cheers to my LIV and PGA Tour people, cheers to the future of golf, and cheers to the fans. Today was a win for all of us. I'm more than excited for the future. Go Range Goats pic.twitter.com/EsAE9Qgarf— Talor Gooch (@TalorGooch) June 6, 2023
I've grown up being a fan of the 4 Aces. Maybe one day I get to play for them on the PGA Tour!— Joel Dahmen (@Joel_Dahmen) June 6, 2023
The golf world right now.. pic.twitter.com/RRtdXFbYNJ— Smylie Kaufman (@SmylieKaufman10) June 6, 2023
Very curious how many people knew this deal was happening. About 5-7 people? Player run organization right? 🤷🏻♂️— Michael S. Kim (@Mike_kim714) June 6, 2023
Nothing like finding out through Twitter that we're merging with a tour that we said we'd never do that with.— Mackenzie Hughes (@MacHughesGolf) June 6, 2023