Golf Saudi ambassador Gary Participant has issued a renewed name for peace between LIV and the PGA Tour after saying he thinks it is “pretty” some gamers are getting the chance to money in when “most of them cannot play anymore”.
Participant was talking to IOL Sport on the Gary and Vivienne Participant Invitational final weekend at Misplaced Metropolis Golf Course in Solar Metropolis, South Africa.
The nine-time main champion has all the time been outspoken since LIV Golf got here to the fold and upset the established order.
Participant has all the time maintained the place that he would not begrudge gamers leaping ship.
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Although he did closely criticise LIV Golf’s $150m marquee signing Cameron Smith in August, asking: “Now what sort of future does he have?”
LIV Golf have signed the likes of Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka and Sergio Garcia.
Their inaugural $255m season got here to an in depth in October at Trump Nationwide Doral with a $50m prize purse occasion, which was gained by the aforementioned Johnson’s 4 Aces GC aspect.
It is clear that extra defections are anticipated to observe. One title touted, Xander Schauffele, approached the subject of his future after reviews emerged he and Patrick Cantlay had already signed on the dotted line.
Rory McIlroy has referred to as on LIV’s commissioner – Greg Norman – to resign.
Participant stated he thinks there simply must be “respect throughout the board”.
He instructed IOL:
“With reference to LIV golf, I’ve no objection with folks going and taking part in the LIV Tour.
“I believe it is pretty to present folks the chance to make some cash after they cannot play anymore – most of them. They are going on the market with a brand new lease of life.
“However what I don’t like is the warfare that’s occurring between LIV and the PGA [Tour]. Golf is just too good.”
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“Golf gave us our dream to start out the tour and play. We must always have respect throughout the board. Now we have to have respect for one another and go on with our lives. However in case you play the LIV Tour, do not anticipate to play and have all of the services of the common [PGA] tour. They’re two completely different excursions.
“I simply hope that every part works out properly and everyone is pleased. ‘Cos I just like the tune, ‘Be pleased man, do not make a hassle, you make a double.'”
LIV Golf will play 14 occasions globally in 2023. The whole prize purse of the LIV Golf League might be $405m.
On the time of writing, LIV are but to strike a much-needed TV deal.
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