Stephen A.'s 'big issue' with Tiger rallying support against LIV (2:36)

Stephen A. Smith doesn't like Tiger Woods meeting with tour players. There is a time and a place for it.

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The site of this week's BMW Championship, in Delaware, was where Tiger Woods arrived on Tuesday to meet with a group of players to discuss the future of the PGA Tour.

Rickie Fowler, who didn't qualify for the second leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, flew to Delaware with Tiger Woods.

The meeting, which was being held at an off-course hotel, was expected to be attended by many of the players on the tour.

According to sources, Woods was meeting with several of the world's top 20 golfers and other influential players to make sure they were all on the same page in regards to the future of the tour.

According to sources, Woods had similar discussions with a few players at the JP McManus Pro-Am in Ireland in July, and he wanted to bring their ideas to a wider audience on the tour.

Jay was not invited to the meeting. He is going to host players in a question-and-answer session on Wednesday. The meetings at tournaments have been hosted by Monahan.

It wasn't expected to be an all hands on deck meeting, according to a source. A number of past major winners have defected to LIV Golf, which offers guaranteed contracts worth as much as $100 million to $200 million.

The Telegraph of London reported last week that the world's second-ranked player is close to joining LIV Golf. Smith was evasive about the report.

A federal judge denied a temporary restraining order against three players who were trying to return to the PGA Tour to play in the playoffs. They were trying to play in the FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis, Tennessee.

Jon Rahm said that it could have made things a little bit awkward. It wouldn't have been possible if they had left the PGA Tour and joined another tour.

They are adults at the same time. They are free to do what they please and that is what they did. I don't know if they are allowed by a judge. It might have been awkward, but we will never know.

The reigning FedEx Cup champion was asked if a meeting of only a few players would lead to more division on the tour. He said he attended the meeting.

Depending on the results, I think. I don't know what will happen or what will be the result of it. I think it's great that a lot of the players are talking about what's going on out here.