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Dustin Johnson RESIGNS from PGA Tour making him ineligible for future Ryder Cups

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On Tuesday morning, Dustin Johnson confirmed that he had resigned his PGA Tour membership.

In a press conference in the UK ahead of the opening LIV Golf Series, the former World Number One broke the news, admitting that he was unsure of what the consequences of his decision would entail.

Johnson also revealed that he planned on playing the four majors unless he hears otherwise, but the 37-year-old will now be ineligible to compete in future Ryder Cups.

Asked if the decision was a big one for him, DJ told media:

“It was. But hopefully, all things are subject to change, and we’ll be able to participate. If it doesn’t, then it was another thing that I’ve really had to think long and hard about, and ultimately I decided to come do this and play out here and like I said I’m excited about it.

Obviously, the Ryder Cup is unbelievable, and it’s definitely meant a lot to me, and I’m proud to say that I’ve played and represented my country. and hopefully, I get a chance to do that again, but I don’t make the rules.”

One reporter suggested that people will say that Johnson ultimately chose money over his country, to which the multiple major champ said: “I’ve chosen what’s best for me and my family.”

The news comes off the back of an interview published Monday, where Mickelson explained to Sports Illustrated’s Bob Harig why he had not resigned his PGA Tour membership:

“I have not resigned my membership. I worked really hard to earn that lifetime membership. And I’m hopeful that I’ll have the ability to play wherever I want, where it’s the PGA Tour, LIV or wherever else I want.’’

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  1. LIVLIFE

    Jun 8, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    FUCK the PGA TOUR!

  2. Bn

    Jun 7, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    I’m getting a little tired of hearing that these guys have sold out. They didn’t sell out, they took the better deal for themselves, their families, their future. The PGA is an enormous money making operation whose only goal is to make more and more money off the backs of the best golfers in the world. If the PGA was in it to help these guys they would be paying more money at the bottom of the scoresheet to keep those guys/ladies in the “game”. The Korn Ferry Tour as well, below the top 10 they can’t afford to play and improve. They lose money.
    Jay Monaghan and the rest of the high and mighty of the PGA can stick it, the PGA hasn’t been good to the golfers, they’ve provided an organization that is in it for the money and the only traditions and history are the ones that the golfers created, not the PGA organization.

    • Joe

      Jul 28, 2022 at 2:14 pm

      Then why have some filed a lawsuit for being suspended by the tour? You chose LIV so go away.

  3. PJ

    Jun 7, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    Reporters make me sick. How do you feel about choosing cash over your country? Being a reporter has to be the most unskilled job in the world based on the questions I’m reading that have been asked and statements made about LIV. Also heard “what about world ranking points”. You can’t put world ranking points in your savings account and as an independent contractor, as per the PGA, these athletes can take their talents to the highest bidder. If the PGA Pros played simply for the love of the game they would do it for free and donate 100% of their winnings to charity or not accept it, but they don’t. They play for money. They don’t have a problem taking money from China when a tournament is over there or wearing Nike gear that is made in China. Hypocrites.

  4. Tom Kay

    Jun 7, 2022 at 11:20 am

    They Ryder Cup is a cash cow for the PGA of America.

    • BlockedbyGW

      Jun 7, 2022 at 4:08 pm

      The LIV is a cash cow for these guys whose careers and fortunes were handed to them by the PGA… Amazing that any right-leaning people would support their ditching “patriotic” USA institutions for Saudi cash… Oh, wait, no it’s not.

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Charlie Woods gives first interview after firing 68 at Notah Begay qualifying event

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Over the weekend, Charlie Woods participated in the Notah Begay III Junior National Golf Championship at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.

With his dad on his bag, Charlie did not disappoint.

Charlie finished tied for fourth in the Boys 12-13 division thanks to a career low four-under 68.

After his round, Charlie gave an interview and in the process gave a lot of credit to the fifteen-time major champion helping him out throughout the event.

“Dad told me to stay patient. I just played steady golf,” Charlie said.

I’m sure we will hear a lot more of the name “Charlie Woods” in the coming years.

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‘He didn’t look right’ – Tiger’s mobility issues reportedly continue as he caddies for son Charlie

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Over the weekend, 13-year-old Charlie Woods played in a junior golf tournament and shot a career low 68 on his way to a second-place finish.

As great as the performance was for Charlie, a big part of the story was who he had on his bag. That’s right, his dad.

Tiger Woods caddied for Charlie during the event, and according to those in attendance, he “didn’t look right.”

According to @TWLegion on Twitter, the man who took a picture of Tiger Woods said he was in a cart all day and didn’t look completely healthy.

This adds further speculation to the health concerns of Tiger Woods. Many speculated that his lack of presence at the Presidents Cup was odd, considering he could have used a cart like the other captains of the American team. He was on the phone with Davis Love III during the match, but it was reported that he wasn’t in attendance due to “physical limitations.”

The last time we saw Tiger on the golf course — a missed cut at The Open in July — he didn’t look like he was ready to play professional golf competitively. Although his caddie Joe LaCava has speculated that we could see Woods tee it up a few times prior to the Masters in 2023, the recent developments don’t seem promising.

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‘I was pretty p****d off’ – Justin Thomas on Si-Woo Kim’s shush celebration during feisty Sunday clash

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With the Internationals down four points heading into Sunday singles in the Presidents Cup, The United States threw out their de-facto leader Justin Thomas in the first match of the day. In a match where it was crucial to set the tone, International Team captain Trevor Immelmann surprisingly chose Si Woo Kim to counter Thomas.

The South Korean did not disappoint, and although the United States went on to win pretty comfortably, Kim did his job in defeating Thomas by 1-up.

Tensions ran high throughout the day, with Thomas seemingly upset over Kim’s unwillingness to concede a few short putts early in the match.

It was a bit surprising to see Thomas take exception with Kim’s insistence that he finish out some short putts, considering that the Internationals needed to make up quite a large deficit. Additionally, Thomas had been a stickler all week about giving his opponents anything that bordered on “a gimme”.

After a big par putt on the 15th, a clearly emotional “JT” gave a big fist pump in celebration. Usually quite reserved, Si Woo Kim took notice and quieted the crowd after a big par save to match Thomas.

Once again, Thomas took exception to Si Woo, admitting after the match that he was “p***** off “at Kim’s theatrics.

“Honestly, at the time, I was pretty p***** off,” said Thomas afterwards. “I think when you’re in the moment, when you’re on the other side of it, it’s something that gets you motivated, gets you pumped up a little bit.”

When asked about his reaction to the made putt, Kim said he saw Patrick Reed do the celebration at the 2014 Ryder Cup and wanted to do something to match Thomas’ energy.

“I saw that Patrick [Reed] did it before, and yeah, JT give me fist pump, and then I had to do it. And I had to make it, and I made it. Then, like, yeah, I had to do something. I think that give me more energy.”

After all was said and done, Thomas admitted that Kim had the right to celebrate his victory.

“He hit the shots and made the putts better than I did the last three holes or, really, the last nine holes when he needed to,” said Thomas. “So, I can say whatever I want about it, but he beat me. So he has the upper hand on me. But we won the Cup so that’s all that matters.”

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