NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Read this article. 0:00 / 2:20 BeyondWords The 1997 PGA Championship champion and 21-time PGA Tour winner Davis Love III said that one method to address the LIV Golf issue was to launch a boycott.
Love expressed his frustration with LIV Golf’s ability to snag PGA Tour players and therefore derail events like the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup in an interview with Sports Illustrated on Friday. If LIV Golf competitors are permitted to compete in majors, he predicted a strike among PGA Tour athletes.
The World Golf Hall of Famer commented, “Well, here’s the biggest lever, and it’s not the lovely lever.” “However, if 150 Tour players align with a group of veterans and top current players and we announce, “Guess what? That should fix it since we weren’t playing, right? We won’t be competing if LIV people compete in the U.S. Open. We won’t be participating if they file a lawsuit and prevail in court. You are aware that there won’t be a US Open. It resembles a baseball strike exactly.”
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LIV Despite being permanently banned from the PGA Tour, golfers were still permitted to compete in the PGA Championship, U.S. Open, and The Open Championship. Golfers who left the PGA Tour would also not be eligible to compete in PGA Tour tournaments as non-members under any sponsor exemption rules or other qualifying criteria.
Because they would require to have earned qualification points in PGA Tour competitions, the sanctions cast doubt on LIV golfers’ eligibility for the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. To join LIV Golf, Henrik Stenson even went so far as to resign from his role as Ryder Cup captain.
Mark Hubbard calls his hole-in-one “embarrassed,” saying he could not believe it.
Love claimed that he has attempted to dissuade players from defecting and has questioned if they would be OK with never again competing in a Presidents Cup or Ryder Cup.
“Some of them got the idea. Some of them believe they will win in court or in some other setting and will be allowed to return “he told Sports Illustrated . “They don’t appear to get that the rules are set by the participants. So instead of easing the regulations, we can make them stronger, right?”
Charlotte will host the Presidents Cup from September 19 to 25. Team USA is led by Love, while Team International is led by Trevor Immelman.