scheduled tribe. ANDREWES, Scotland – Tiger Woods has agreed to reach Greg Norman,and the 15-time major champion of the Open Championship at St Andrews,
three-time champion Golfer of the Year , with an R&A decision to reach Norman. Saudi Arabia-backed rivals called LIV Golf are leading the league, so that they have not been welcomed by their appearance at the Celebration of Champions on Monday and the Champions Dinner on Tuesday. Norman had not visited this seaside village.
“Greg has done some things that I don’t think are in the best interest of our game, and we are getting back to perhaps the most historic and traditional place in our game,” Woods said after a practice round on Tuesday. ” “I believe this is the right thing.
” I know what the PGA Tour means and what we have done and what the Tour has given us, the ability to pursue our careers and earn what we get The ability and the trophies we have been able to get to play and the history that has been a part of this sport. I know Greg tried it back in the early 90’s. It didn’t work then, and he’s trying to make it work now.
“I still don’t see how it’s in the best interest of the sport.”
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LIV Golf has disrupted the golf world order in just two incidents in its existence. With exorbitant signing bonuses – some up to $200 million – and $25 million purse, LIV Golf has attracted some big names and players from the PGA Tour – Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Sergio Garcia and many others. .
LIV Golf will contest eight tournaments this year featuring team play, 54 holes, no cuts and shotgun starts.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has indefinitely banned players jumping from the Tour to LIV golf. This has prompted the Justice Department to investigate the PGA Tour for anti-competitive behavior and a possible conspiracy to rig the official world golf rankings against LIV Golf in its dealings with the league.
“I disagree with the players who have chosen to go to LIV,” Woods said. “I think what they’ve done is that they’ve patted their back to get to this position. Some players haven’t even had a chance to experience it. They’ve gone straight from the amateur ranks to that,” he said. organization and never really had a chance to play here and how does it feel to play tour schedules or play in some big event.
” And who knows the criteria for what’s going to happen with world ranking points in the near future Entrance to major championships. Some of these players may never get a chance to play in a major championship. It’s a possibility.”
It’s All So Shocking to Woods.
“I I can’t understand it. I understand what Jack (Nicklaus) and Arnold (Palmer) did because playing professional golf versus club pro at the Tour level is different, and I understand that transition and that trick and the recognition that there is a club pro versus a touring pro, He added, “But what are these players doing for guaranteed money, what is the incentive to practice? What’s the incentive to go out there and earn in the dirt? You’re already getting a lot of money now and playing some events and playing 54 holes. They are playing loud music and all these atmospheres are different.
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“I can understand that 54 holes is almost like a mandate when you go on the (PGA Champions) Tour. People are a little older and a little bit more banged up. But when you’re this young And some of these kids — they’re really kids who went from amateur golf to that organization — 72-hole trials are part of it,” Woods said. “I just don’t see how this move is positive in the long term for a lot of these players.”