South African golfer Gary Participant

  • South African icon Gary Participant has backed the LIV Golf Tour however urged the PGA Tour to finish its ongoing disagreement.
  • Golfers who signed up for the Saudi-backed LIV sequence are barred from competing on the PGA Tour and a few DP World Tour occasions.
  • The 9 main title winner says respect must be given as the sport of golf ought to stay the precedence.

9-time main champion Gary Participant has admitted he isn’t pleased with the continuing battle between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf.

The LIV Golf Invitational Collection, chaired by Australian Greg Norman, has seen the golf world divided over the Insurgent Collection, with many critics describing it as an try to “sport wash” Saudi Arabia’s human rights file.

Since June’s London opener, 11 South Africans have taken half, which was quickly lowered to 4 together with Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Brandon Grace and Shaun Norris for the SA workforce, Stingers GC.

LIV Golf has positioned itself as a disruptor in an business primarily dominated by the PGA Tour and its strategic affiliate, the DP World Tour.

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LIV golfers have additionally been barred from taking part in on the PGA Tour, whereas the DP World Tour has issued fines and suspensions from a few of their occasions.

The Official World Golf Rating Group doesn’t award rating factors to LIV golfers.

The PGA Tour additionally faces some lawsuits as a authorized battle continues over its battle with the Saudi-backed chain.

Talking at his two-day Gary and Vivienne Participant Invitational at Misplaced Metropolis Golf Course, Participant admitted he dislikes the struggle in golf in the mean time.

Participant in Solar Metropolis mentioned, “I do not thoughts folks taking part in on the LIV Tour. I feel it is nice to offer folks the chance to make some cash after they cannot play anymore.”

“Lots of people are going out with a brand new lease on life. However what I do not like is the struggle that’s taking place between the LIV and the PGA.”

Participant insisted the sport of golf ought to take precedence however the LIV golfer cannot wait to get again on the PGA Tour.

“Golf is nice and it gave us our dream to begin and begin [chance to] play tour That phrase is revered throughout the board,” mentioned the 87-year-old {golfing} nice.

“All of us should respect one another and transfer on with our lives. However in the event you’re on the LIV tour, do not anticipate to play and get common options. [PGA] Tour as a result of they’re two completely different excursions.

“I simply hope all the things goes nicely and everyone seems to be completely happy.”

LIV golfers are welcome to play on the Sunshine Tour as Norris, Grace and Schwartzel compete in subsequent week’s Investec South African Open at Blair Atholl Golf and Equestrian Property from 1-4 December.

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