PGA Tour Commission Jay Monahan recently cracked down on golfers who were playing at LIV Golf, suspending 17 players from the tour. On Sunday, he had a message for those who have already left, and others that are thinking of doing the same thing.
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“I would ask any player that has left… or any player that would even consider leaving, have you ever had to apologize for being a member of the PGA Tour?”
Much has been made out of PGA Tour golfers jumping ship and heading over to LIV Golf. In case you have been living under a rock the last couple of weeks, that is the new rival golf tour. There has been a mass amount of criticism because of where the financial backing has come from. LIV Golf is funded by Saudi Arabia, whose government all but took responsibility for the murder and dismemberment of an American journalist. That of course is among the many crimes against humanity committed.
For 17 golfers so far, that has not mattered. High profile players such as Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia have defected, nine of which have already resigned from the PGA Tour.
This was followed by the PGA announcing they had suspended or revoked players’ eligible to compete in PGA Tour events. That includes The President’s Cup.
However, specific individual tournaments can still choose to allow those players to play. The U.S. Open recently acknowledged that are not bound by the PGA and have informed the suspended golfers that they can still play in their tournament.