Things aren’t looking great for the Premier Golf League. Not only has world No. 1 Rory McIlroy voiced his opinion against the newly proposed tour, Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm have cast their vote against the PGL as well, meaning the top three players in the game are out on the newly proposed league.
“I am out of the PGL. I’m going with the PGA Tour,” Koepka told the Associated Press. “I have a hard time believing golf should be about just 48 players.”
Koepka’s most recent comments come just a couple of weeks after he explained that money wasn’t the biggest factor in all of this, rather he just wanted to play against the best players in the world.
“I think everybody wants to play against the best,” he said. “Whatever comes of it, comes of it, and it is what it is.
It’s a bit of a 180 from Koepka, but he’s clearly made up his mind about all of this.
As for Rahm, he simply said that he is focused on the Tour making it rather clear he hasn’t really given the PGL much thought.
“I think what I’m going to do is focus on just the PGA Tour,” Rahm told Golfweek. “At the end of the day I’m a competitor. I’m a PGA Tour member, and I’m going to stay that way.”
“I’m a young player. The PGA Tour has been doing things extremely well,” Rahm said. “Hopefully I have a long career ahead on the PGA Tour. The PGA Tour has done such a great job with what we have and I’m really thankful for what they’ve done.”
Two-time Masters champ Bubba Watson took to Twitter to deliver yet another blow to the PGL on Sunday.
The PGL would consist of 18, 54-hole tournaments. A total of 48 players would compete in an eight-month season with a total of $240 million in total prize money. There would be no cut in the tournaments, and the most interesting part of this is that there would be both an individual format and team-league format.
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