Could LIV Golf Create Their Own Majors? Golf Saudi CEO clarifies “misrepresented” reports | Golf news

Golf Saudi CEO Majed Al Sorour said: “The majors are indeed the best platform for LIV golfers and other tour golfers to compete, despite the suspension of our players by the PGA Tour.”

Last updated: 21/10/22 11:16am

Rory McIlroy Responds To Phil Mickelson's Claim That LIV Golf Is On The Rise And The PGA Tour Is In Decline

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Rory McIlroy Responds To Phil Mickelson’s Claim That LIV Golf Is On The Rise And The PGA Tour Is In Decline

Rory McIlroy Responds To Phil Mickelson’s Claim That LIV Golf Is On The Rise And The PGA Tour Is In Decline

Golf Saudi’s CEO has spoken out to clarify “mistaken” reports that the breakaway LIV Golf circuit could create its own major championships.

LIV Golf members are currently not allowed to participate in the PGA Tour, while the lack of Official Golf World Ranking (OWGR) points available in the Saudi-backed events means that it is becoming increasingly difficult for their members to qualify for majors .

The governing bodies that run the four men’s majors — The Masters, PGA Championship, US Open and The Open — have yet to clarify their stance on whether LIV Golf players are eligible to participate, with Cameron Smith, Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson are among the members who have exemptions to play in those events.

Dustin Johnson said earlier this month that he is confident that OWGR points will be awarded for future LIV Golf events

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Dustin Johnson said earlier this month that he is confident that OWGR points will be awarded for future LIV Golf events

Dustin Johnson said earlier this month that he is confident that OWGR points will be awarded for future LIV Golf events

Golf Saudi CEO Majed Al Sorour was reported this week in the New Yorker, suggesting that LIV Golf would create their own majors should its members be barred from participating, though he insists he has “the utmost respect” for those currently on the calendar.

In a statement posted on social media, Sorour said: “I had an informal conversation with a New Yorker reporter at the LIV event in Boston a few weeks ago, expressing my frustration at the unfortunate blackballing of LIV golfers by the PGA Tour. .

“When it comes to the majors, tournaments that are standalone and independent from LIV, I have the utmost respect for the majors. The majors are about history, heritage, real competition and honor. The story misdirected my opinion expression and misrepresented.

“The majors are indeed the best platform for LIV golfers and golfers from other tours to compete, despite the suspension of our players by the PGA Tour.

US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick thinks LIV golfers should wait to receive world ranking points

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US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick thinks LIV golfers should wait to receive world ranking points

US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick thinks LIV golfers should wait to receive world ranking points

“As a member of the LIV Golf Board and Managing Director, I am here to realize LIV Golf’s investment chairman and the board’s strategic direction by building a team, growing the game and defending player rights. That is my any interest.”

McIlroy Rejects Mickelson’s Opinion on the PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy said he disagreed with Mickelson’s claim that the PGA Tour is “down trend” and added that golfers who have joined LIV Golf have brought the sport into a state of flux.

Phil Mickelson says he believes he is on the 'winning side' of the current divide within the sport after choosing to play in the LIV Golf Invitational Series

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Phil Mickelson says he believes he is on the ‘winning side’ of the current divide within the sport after choosing to play in the LIV Golf Invitational Series

Phil Mickelson says he believes he is on the ‘winning side’ of the current divide within the sport after choosing to play in the LIV Golf Invitational Series

Six-time major winner Mickelson said last week that he was happy with his decision to join LIV and that he had chosen the “winning side”.

“I disagree with what Phil said – I certainly don’t see the PGA Tour going down,” McIlroy said ahead of his CJ Cup title defense. “I don’t think anyone who has a logical view of golf can agree with what he said.

“The guys who went to LIV, they’re the ones who caused the disruption, they’re the ones who got the golf world moving at the moment. I think they talk like they are, it’s daring and I think there’s a hope propaganda is used and all sorts of things.”

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