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PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan advised members of the circuit on Wednesday: speak out against their “former colleagues” After 11 defected players at LIV Golf filed antitrust lawsuits against the tour.
Some of them jumped at the public offering.
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He said their decision was “harmful” to the PGA Tour.
“What I find a little frustrating is obviously the fact that they chose to go there. So you can’t have both methods. via Golf Channel.
Similarly, four-time PGA Tour winner Kevin Kisner called it a “difficult situation” and said he wasn’t “broken” by those joining the rival circuit, but that “they were moving.” He added that he believed he should “stick to the place where he did it.”
“Obviously they didn’t like something about our tour so they went on another tour and now they are trying to fight to get back on our tour. I don’t have one,” said Kisner.
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Phil Mickelson and 10 other LIV golfers Indefinite suspension from PGA Tour It was meant to hurt their careers. In addition to the complaint, his three golfers, Talla Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones, have all applied for temporary restraining orders from competing in next week’s FedEx Cup playoffs and will not be participating in LIV Golf. claimed to have qualified before
JT Poston, who joined the tour in 2015, has expressed concern that the lawsuit will ultimately affect players he once competed with.
“When you have these lawsuits and things like that, I think the money that’s being used to fight those lawsuits and back those lawsuits is coming out of our pockets. It’s very good for a lot of people,” he told the Golf Channel.
Other players share the same sentiment on social media.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Michael Kim tweeted, “It’s really sad that three LIV players are about to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs.” It’s okay they took money, but this is shameless. Just because it’s free doesn’t mean you have to say yes.”
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“I have no problem with all these guys taking money and playing LIV if that’s what they want to do,” he added in another tweet. “Don’t try to force me to attend a FedEx playoff event because it’s provided by LIV’s attorneys and has legal fees paid.”
Joel Dahmen said, “Some people want their own cake and it seems they eat it. “Stay away from your fantasyland. Best regards, most tour players.”
In an open letter to the Tour, Monaghan vowed to fight the lawsuit “vigorously” to protect the PGA Tour.
“This is your tour, built on the foundation that we work together for the benefit and growth of the organization…and you reap the rewards. We seem to have forgotten one aspect,” the commissioner wrote.