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‘We just won’t play’ – Major champ says PGA Tour pros could strike if LIV ban is overturned

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There’s a potential legal battle looming with players who’ve been suspended by the PGA Tour expected to challenge their suspension in court.

On Wednesday, former major champ and current Presidents Cup captain David Love III was asked by Sky Sports what he and his fellow PGA Tour players would do if they were asked to play alongside LIV players if they get their suspensions overturned.

The former Ryder Cup captain said that there’s the nuclear option that they “just won’t play.”

“We understand that we make the rules on the PGA Tour, and the commissioner is enforcing our rules and we don’t want those guys playing, coming and cherry-picking our tournaments. We hold all the cards. Not Jay [Monahan], Seth Waugh or Mike Whan. We say to the FTC and to Washington, “no, we support the rules. We don’t want those guys playing. We don’t care what the courts say’.

“The nuclear option is to say ‘fine, if they have to play in our events we just won’t play.’”

While Love’s comments are genuine and stem from a passionate anti-LIV stance, his suggestion seems extremely unlikely to come to fruition. A handful of stars may have the luxury of boycotting the PGA Tour, but plenty of players who play on Tour depend on playing golf as their livelihood.

Considering the suspension being lifted may end up being court mandated if it happens, it also doesn’t make much sense to punish the PGA Tour over what the court decides.

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  1. Logan White

    Aug 7, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Don’t play. Your over estimating your importance. People are not on the edge of their seats waiting for golf on tv. Wow talk about mismanagement and childish behavior.

  2. Joe Stewart

    Aug 4, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    Spoiled rotten upper echelon of golfers playing in a controlled monopoly. What’s the problem here, oh the monopoly.

  3. UncleMookie

    Aug 4, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    First, the (private jet) players say the LIV players aren’t top shelf – okay, you won’t miss them. Hey, enjoy the newly open slots for the FEDEX!

    Then, they whimper like they own the game of golf, so much so that top amateurs still have to “earn their way” into the club, sleeping 4 in a single hotel room until they “make it.”

    They’ve inhaled their own fumes for so long that they forget…

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  5. Tom K.

    Aug 4, 2022 at 9:53 am

    Show us on the doll Davis where Greg Norman touched you.

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  7. PJ

    Aug 4, 2022 at 8:39 am

    Hey Davis you don’t play on the tour, or not to the extent that anyone notices. I seriously doubt that Rory, JT, Jordan, and Cam Smith are going to sit one out to protest. What an idiot. The only people talking about LIV are the PGA players. They never stop talking about it. As far as the rules go you don’t have any input on the rules. The USGA makes all the rules. Stop acting like you really are part of the PGA versus what it really is. They tell you how many tournaments to play. You can’t do this, can’t do that. What an idiot.

    • Chuck

      Aug 4, 2022 at 1:23 pm

      Davis Love III is not taking about the Rules of Golf.

      He is talking about the rules for participation on the PGATour as promulgated by, and as governed by, the Tour’s Player Advisory Council and the Tour’s Policy Board which includes players.

      Davis is right. To a very great extent, PGATour player policies and rules are set by the player representatives sitting on the governing council, boards and committees.

      Davis knows all of this unusually well as one of the longest-term members of the Policy Board and a past leader of the Player Advisory Council.

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  9. Davis love da terd

    Aug 3, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Just quit.. We’ll all just quit.

  10. Bob Pegram

    Aug 3, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    ““We understand that we make the rules on the PGA Tour …” You didn’t on maximum club length (due to the PGA Tour’s dictatorial behavior). Maybe if you had Mickelson and DeChambeau would still be on the PGA Tour.

  11. Crybaby

    Aug 3, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    We just won’t play. Wahhh

  12. DLWeeWeeCryBaby

    Aug 3, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    Well he can say that, having earned close to $48MM in his career. Other guys on Tour, at the bottom or just starting out, can’t just give up their paychecks to fight against something that isn’t really affecting them. I’m sure those guys really appreciate a 58 year old guy who made his hay already speaking for them, but if LIV continues on and the PGA Tour continues on, why do the PGA Tour guys care what LIV does? I don’t think Love has the support for his boycott that he thinks he does. If I’m not in the top 30 and already looking like I’m in the Tour Championship, then f*%k boycotting. So 30 out of 247 eligible players on the FedEx Cup rankings (12%) might realistically sit out. Nahh, I don’t see it happening.

  13. Pussy Galore

    Aug 3, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    Says the son of a teaching professional.

  14. Donn Rutkoff

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    I’m gonna take my ball and go home. and hold my breath til I’m blue. I wanna piece of birthday cake NOW!.

    PGATOUR did a good job growing the game, junior tours, (creation of LPGA?). But COMPETITION is the rule of life. Tiger $$$ clouded TOUR vision, like cataracts. LIV is inevitable. Saud was not inevitable, but a new entity was coming. 120 years ago, baseball teams didn’t embrace a league vs league champ at the end of the season, every player had to leave to go to their real job for a living, cutting ice or tanning leather, or farming.

  15. Daddy Dan

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    Ignorant there’s more WOKE on Tour than anyone realizes

  16. Don Milberg

    Aug 3, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    I love it, PGA DP World tour players have the right to do as they please within the parameters of the bylaws of their tours. Greg Norman is a spoiled child who is/has been pissed at the PGA because they turned down his “World Tour” back in the 80’s LIV is a gong show of dipshit’s run by a facking tool. I am a fan of the PGA and DP World Tours and support their players!!

  17. BIll

    Aug 3, 2022 at 11:42 am

    Isnt this exactly what LIV wants? The players strike or dont show up, no one will watch PGA tour, sponsors will leave, etc.

  18. Jolter

    Aug 3, 2022 at 11:35 am

    Yeah right, boycott the majors and other tournaments and see where that goes with players missing out at a chance to win a major or what the sponsors would think. Good luck with that.

  19. Kurt

    Aug 3, 2022 at 11:24 am

    For the millionth time, why is there so much outrage?? The Euro tour and the Ladies have been playing in Saudi for years. Please explain it like I’m a child. Blood money and bonesaws were used the whole time correct??

    • john p

      Aug 3, 2022 at 1:21 pm

      its really not so much about the money its the competition to the league.
      if they created a liv league to rival nfl do you think they’d sit back and let players cash out and play for them in summer? almost all good paying skill jobs have no competes, if i quit my job I cannot work in industry for 2 years.
      its pretty typical for buisness and although the pga tour is non profit. It still protects the interests of its members, the are obliged to fight for their members. If this happened in NFL the owners would fight hard to disband it and the players would use it as leverage.
      people get obsessed with the money.
      even the 9/11 angle. we have more domestic terrorism attacks, what should we ban ourselves. its all just leverage tactics.
      its all about competition pga wants to stay top dog and owe their members to fight off competition.

    • Greg’s mother wears combat boots

      Aug 3, 2022 at 6:03 pm

      The biggest gripe truly is the clown show format. Real good fans don’t want to watch a team wingding as an excuse for professional golf. Shotgun start , guaranteed $ etc … the problem is that we know that Gregory’s goal isn’t to run his tour. It’s to crush this pga tour. And he will get his way if let run unfettered.

      • VC

        Aug 3, 2022 at 8:53 pm

        Play and watch a lot of golf. Had my first opportunity to watch the last LIV tournament and thought it was pretty good. Don’t know what clown show you’re talking about, what I saw was some pretty good golf. Shotgun start? So what’s the problem with that? Adding team payout to the individual payouts is good for the players. I’ll keep watching.

        • Stewart G

          Aug 4, 2022 at 6:38 am

          Pretty much the same here.
          The whole going on hasn’t been handled all that well with the PGA tour’s stance not helping at all.
          Golfers have went where the money is with the European Tour a shadow of it’d former self these last 20 years or so due to the players seeking riches in the US. Don’t blame them at all and the same with this new LIV tour.

          The three events have been pretty successful and have improved each time and I have actually watched these over the PGA tour events hosted the same weekend.

          The guaranteed wage doesn’t affect fans in other sports so why should it do here?

  20. Jim L

    Aug 3, 2022 at 11:16 am

    Not exactly a brain trust is he? I like Davis but like most PGA tour players who after a lifetime of playing the game still have problems with the rules we can’t expect him to understand anti-trust and monopolies.
    I am also thinking there is a little green monster on his shoulder. Not expecting the Shark to call Davis anytime soon. LOL

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Augusta National chairman personally instructed players not to play LIV events, lawsuit claims

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More interesting information continues to surface from the 105-page lawsuit filed by the “LIV 11” on Wednesday.

According to the court documents, Augusta National Golf Club allegedly attempted to persuade golfers to not join LIV Golf.

“Augusta National, the promoter of The Masters, has taken multiple actions to indicate its alignment with the PGA Tour, thus seeding doubt among top professional golfers whether they would be banned from future Masters Tournaments,” the document states.

“As an initial matter, the links between the PGA Tour and Augusta National run deep. The actions by Augusta National indicate that the PGA Tour has used these channels to pressure Augusta National to do its bidding. For example, in February, 2022 Augusta National representatives threatened to disinvite players from The Masters if they joined LIV Golf.”

Greg Norman has consistently claimed that he’s attempted to reach out to Jay Monahan and ANGC Chairman Fred Ridley, but to no avail.

The lawsuit claims that the major championships has been a strong deterrent preventing players from joining LIV Golf.

“The threat of exlcusion from the Masters (and other majors) is a powerful weapon in the Tour’s arsenal to deter players from joining LIV Golf”.

While none of the majors have yet banned LIV players from playing in their events, they’ve spoken out in opposition to the breakaway golf league.

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Adam Hadwin made the wrong comment over his wife’s outfit…and he’s now paying the price

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World ranked number 84, Adam Hadwin, is well known in golf circles for having a lighter approach to the game.

The Canadian has a Twitter bio that reads, “living the dream a day at a time!” and often posts about his family life and honest views on his current game.

However, despite having 30,000 fewer followers on the social media site, his wife Jessica is the one making more noise with some of her posts over the last few months.

We’ve had a clip of daughter Maddox’s reaction to her father’s hole-in-one at the Memorial, and the hilarious tweet regarding flat packed furniture, just two days after his best-ever finish in a major — tied-seventh at the U.S. Open.

However, she may well have trumped the lot with the revelation of her husband’s reaction to her new outfit:

Jessica is also unimpressed with the reaction of Team Adam, tweeting, “The best part (or worst?) was he said it in front of two male employees who proceeded to absolutely trip over themselves trying to run to his defense. Telling me “oh I don’t think he meant it like that…see what he meant was…he just wants to make sure you’re comfortable.”

It wasn’t long ago that fellow PGA Tour player Adam Schenk found that roasting your wife in public does not pay dividends, and you may think lessons were learned from that. It appears not.

Hadwin’s current status:

Good luck, Ad.

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Jessica Korda in contention at Women’s Open despite having to wear borrowed clothes!

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Month after month, we read of golfers turning up at courses without their clubs. Almost every time it is down to their chosen airline ‘misplacing’ them, and leading to the players having to beg or borrow a set, or have their sponsor or manufacturer get them a spare set with urgency.

It isn’t often we read of players losing their clothes!

After yesterday’s first round 5-under 66, Jessica Korda revealed she had been wearing borrowed clothes all week whilst waiting for the return of her suitcase, stuck in transit, in Zurich. Whilst she travelled via Switzerland to Muirfield, some of her clothes did not.

On 31st July, Korda tweeted her plea to Swiss International Air Lines:

 

After the four-birdie, one-eagle round, the six-time LPGA Tour winner pleaded she was still seeking a reunion with her luggage.

“If anyone knows anyone at the Zurich airport that would like to put my suitcase on the one flight a day that they have coming into Edinburgh, I’d deeply appreciate it,” she said.

“I know where it is. I have an air tag on it. I can’t get anyone to actually go get it,” she explained.

The current Rolex #14 then credited her benefactors. “Monday I wore Megan Khang’s pants. Tuesday, I wore my sister’s pants and Wednesday I wore Alison Lee’s pants. And today I’m wearing FootJoy pants.”

Anything else missing besides the pants?

“Sponsor’s hats,” she said. “Wearing a Muirfield hat right now. A lot of my warm stuff. My hand warmers. My hands get really cold, so I wear gloves all the time. I’ve got a lot of heat patches for my lower back and my vitamins. Don’t have that.”

The episode may well have given her some impetus for the tournament.

“I gave up on it (the case) by Wednesday,” she said. “If it comes here, great, but if not, it is what it is. At this point,I’m playing a golf tournament.”

Despite all that, Korda is well positioned to have her best finish in 11 tries at the Women’s British Open, the best so far being a tied-fifth at Birkdale in 2014.

“You have to stay on it here at all times,” said Korda of the tough course.

“It’s links golf. I swear, every time we come to Scotland, it’s just like the same stuff. You’ve just got to be really prepared and take it for what it is.”
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