The golf world has been a hot mess since LIV Golf came to fruition. Many professional golfers have jumped ship, as the new league is capable of paying athletes more guaranteed money. However, a few of them are still participating in the PGA Tour, especially with the FedEx Cup playoffs right around the corner. However, the PGA has a different idea in mind.
PGA Tour Is Not Keen On LIV Golf Athletes Playing In FedEx Cup Playoffs
According to Front Office Sports, there are three players in LIV Golf who are hoping to participate in the upcoming playoffs. Even so, the PGA Tour is shutting the idea down. So much so, “attorneys for the Tour have asked a federal judge to deny a temporary restraining order filed on behalf of three players that would compel the Tour to allow them to play in the golf postseason despite their suspensions.” Those three players being Talor Gooch, Matt Jones, and Hudson Swafford
Additionally, the PGA Tour sent a rather spicy message to the three LIV Golf athletes, saying “Their ineligibility for Tour events was foreseeable when they accepted millions from LIV to breach their agreements with the Tour, and they knew for a fact that they were suspended on June 9. The antitrust laws do not allow Plaintiffs to have their cake and eat it, too,” per Front Office Sports.
It doesn’t seem like the feud between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf is going to end anytime soon. Maybe one day the two leagues can join together but for now, the athletes are being put in a situation where they must choose a side. Although Gooch, Jones, and Swafford are all interested in participating in the FedEx Cup playoffs, chances are they won’t be able to this year.
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