There has been an immense amount of controversy and drama regarding LIV Golf and I would expect more to come in the future. As of today, June 9th, LIV Golf has started its first tournament in London.
PGA Suspends Players
The PGA has issued a statement regarding the aforementioned tournament. It has suspended current and future players who decide to move to the newly formed league. The following players are no longer eligible for PGA events due to their participation in the Saudi’s golf league:
As you can see, a lot of big names are listed and this will certainly shake things up. The Saudi’s Golf League pursueded these golfers with their very deep pockets. Phil Mickelson reportedly has a hefty $200 million new dollars in the bank. DJ reportedly received a $125 million contract and Ian Poulter a $30 million one.
The Future of LIV Golf
This will no doubt be very interesting to see where this goes and if more PGA players decide to make the switch and fatten their pockets. Could this be the start of the PGA’s dimise? Will LIV Golf just be a 2022 fad that will fade right off the fairway into oblivion?
See below video for Dan Patrick’s take on the situation.
Also, here is ESPN’s commentary on it as well.