On Wednesday, multiple sources, including Sports Illustrated, reported that Ron Cross, LIV Golf’s chief events officer in charge of securing venues and helping run tournaments, has been let go by the Saudi Arabia-backed league.
Before moving to LIV in 2021, Cross worked at both the PGA Tour and Augusta National as an executive.
“I am sincerely thankful for the opportunity to have been a part of launching LIV Golf,” Cross said in a statement to Sports Illustrated Wednesday. “While surprised in the change in direction at this time, I remain incredibly proud of the job being done by my Event Delivery Colleagues, LIV Golf team members, the players, caddies, venue and vendor partners to make LIV Golf a tremendous experience and wish them all the best for continued success.”
Cross helped put together LIV’s 14-event 2023 schedule and was in the midst of manufacturing its 2024 calendar.
The breakaway circuit is in West Virginia this week for its 10th event of the season at The Old White at Greenbrier.