Get players to boycott major

Get players to boycott major

Davis Love III has a proposition to unravel the divide that the LIV Golf Invitational Collection has prompted.

In an interview with Sports activities Illustrated, the World Golf Corridor of Famer and captain of the U.S. Presidents Cup crew expressed frustration over how LIV is plucking gamers from the PGA Tour and disrupting the game. So he urged that he may see a state of affairs the place gamers boycott a serious championship to inspire golf’s governing our bodies to ban LIV gamers from competing in them.

“Properly, right here’s the largest lever; and it’s not the good lever,’’ Love informed Michael Rosenberg of Sports activities Illustrated. “But when a bunch of veterans and a bunch of prime present gamers align with 150 guys on the Tour, and we are saying, “Guess what? We’re not taking part in,’ that solves it, proper? If LIV guys play within the U.S. Open, we’re not taking part in. In the event that they sue in court docket, and so they win, properly, we’re not taking part in. You recognize, there gained’t be a U.S. Open. It’s similar to a baseball strike.”

Davis Love IIIGetty Photos

LIV Golf CEO and commissioner Greg NormanDANIEL WILLIAM MCKNIGHT

The PGA Tour has issued indefinite suspensions to gamers who’re collaborating in LIV, which in flip has made them ineligible to take part on this 12 months’s Presidents Cup, which is run by the PGA Tour. It additionally hinders their potential to play within the Ryder Cup, since gamers have to earn {qualifications} by means of Tour occasions and be a PGA of America member.

Whereas the PGA Championship, U.S. Open and the British Open have all acknowledged the headache LIV Golf has prompted, these main championships nonetheless allowed certified gamers to play of their tournaments this 12 months.

Again in April, Masters chairman Fred Ridley mentioned Phil Mickelson was not prohibited from taking part in as a previous champion even though the six-time main championship winner was clearly headed towards signing with LIV. Love mentioned he exchanged a number of messages with Mickelson, who was in the end one of many first gamers to go.

Love has tried to persuade gamers they may very well be making a long-term mistake and has requested if they’re snug with by no means taking part in within the Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup once more.

“A few of them understood it,’’ Love mentioned. “A few of them suppose they will court docket or no matter and are going to prevail, and so they’re gonna get to come back again. What they don’t appear to grasp is that gamers make the principles. So we will strengthen the principles quite than loosening the principles, proper?”

With the deadline to make his captain’s alternatives for the U.S. President Cup crew just some weeks away, Love has to acknowledge that gamers for each groups may doubtlessly depart previous to then and after the FedEx Cup playoffs. LIV is scheduled for 2 occasions in September earlier than the Presidents Cup.

About Muji Sakawari

Check Also

‘House of the Dragon’ Review: The ‘Game of Thrones’ Spin-off is Better Than the Original

‘House of the Dragon’ Review: The ‘Game of Thrones’ Spin-off is Better Than the Original

You may really feel burned by Recreation of Thrones, however Home of the Dragon is price a return to Westeros.