Players who have joined the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Sequence will not be permitted to “freeride” off the PGA Tour, commissioner Jay Monahan explained on Sunday.
Monahan spoke to CBS host Jim Nantz for the duration of the network’s protection of the closing round of the RBC Canadian Open up, three days soon after suspending PGA Tour users who teed off in the inaugural LIV Golf party at Centurion Club, in spite of acquiring been refused permission.
Requested why gamers could not do both of those, Monahan claimed: “I guess I would respond to the problem by inquiring a query – ‘Why do they will need us so terribly?’”
“Those gamers have chosen to signal multi-year valuable contracts to perform in a collection of exhibition matches from the same gamers in excess of and more than once again.”
Monahan stated that the very best players in the sport have been competing in Canada and that “true competition makes the profile of the world’s greatest players”.
He extra: “In guarding our faithful customers, we just cannot make it possible for (LIV Golf) gamers to freeride off that.”
Monahan was also requested about the letter despatched by a group symbolizing victims’ families and survivors of the 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States to representatives of Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed and Kevin Na.
The letter accuses the players of sportswashing and betraying their state, highlighting that “Osama bin Laden and 15 of the 19 September 11 hijackers had been Saudis.”
“I assume you’d have to be living under a rock to not know there are major implications. Two families near to me missing beloved kinds,” Monahan stated.
“I would talk to any player that has left, or any participant that would at any time consider leaving, have you ever had to apologise for being a member of the PGA Tour?”