As the controversy surrounding this upstart golf league continues, 11 players in LIV Golf are suing the PGA Tour.
The PGA Tour and LIV Golf can handle so much drama, right?
Both tours assert that they want to develop the game, but instead they are acting inconsiderately toward one another.
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Phil Mickelson and ten other LIV golfers are suing the PGA Tour for their suspensions.
Additionally, three of them are vying for a spot in the FedExCup Playoffs, which get underway the following week.
Honestly, watching the back and forth between these two golf leagues is becoming tiresome at this point. Since neither side is bending, the game is currently suffering more than it is benefiting.
Why not? Phil Mickelson and ten other LIV golfers filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour
Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Talor Gooch, Matt Jones, Hudson Swafford, Abraham Ancer, Ian Poulter, Carlos Ortiz, Pat Perez, Peter Uihlein, and Jason Kokrak are the golfers named in this complaint.
The three players seeking a “temporary restraining order” to participate in the playoffs are Swafford, Gooch, and Jones.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan’s petty statement in response to this protracted lawsuit makes him appear worse than he already did. Right now, neither side seems promising.
Some claim that the PGA Tour cannot have its cake and eat it, too.
If a golfer wants to play for LIV Golf, who cares? I see both sides of the argument and respect people who don’t want them to compete on the tour, but it still strikes me as being similar to the rude girls at lunch who keep you from joining us because you’re not attractive enough.
Despite my dislike for LIV Golf and my belief that it is bad for the game of golf, golfers are now suing in order to play on the PGA Tour.
I get why people don’t want them to earn millions so they can return to the Tour and attempt to make more money, but the chances of a player from LIV winning a PGA Tour tournament can’t be that remote to warrant this much wrath.
With its comments, the PGA Tour isn’t helping matters either. They come off to me as being less hospitable and more snooty.
In addition to this new complaint, the PGA Tour is also currently the subject of a DOJ investigation. Perhaps the PGA Tour needs to do some introspection and figure out how to address these problems because it appears like they are sitting on a fire and don’t know how to put it out.
Why hasn’t a solution been found? Why haven’t Greg Norman and Monahan met at a table and fought till they hugged? I’m not either of those individuals, so I can’t respond to those questions, but we need to find a solution as soon as possible.
The division in golf is still present, and it is only hurting the game, which reached record levels during the pandemic.
The players who qualified for the playoffs ought to be entitled to take part as they succeeded. If they didn’t, that would be one thing, but those guys did, and they should be permitted to compete because they earned the requisite points.
They accepted the funds out of their own free will; it’s their decision. They made that decision for themselves and their family, so you don’t have to agree with it or like it.
Could it have been more straightforward and truthful? Yes, but it’s time to develop and go on.
Regardless of whatever side you are on, professional golf has a serious issue, and neither side has a convincing solution. How long does this last until it starts to hurt?
It’s getting close, and the fact that neither side wants to assist the other is a little upsetting. Golf should embrace competition as it has for generations because it is acceptable.
Don’t golfers want to compete against the best in the world in their sport to improve their skills? They did, and LIV Golf displayed its strength, which appears to have struck a chord with the PGA Tour.
The PGA Tour turned its nose up at the competition rather than accept it, and aside from issuing “promises” and responding with petty announcements, it hasn’t done much. The PGA Tour is more alluring as a result of the bigger payouts, but why do we have to decide who plays when and where?
The PGA Tour is being sued by players, which is bad for everyone. It’s time to put a stop to the bleeding because no one wants this any longer. This small-scale drama is useless for golf; it will only become worse until someone bends. It’s enough already.
Let golfers compete and learn to live together.