Breaking; 8 LIV Golf stars have dropped out of The Masters field as sport’s civil war Rages

unnamedBy: Justin CohenAdditional Reporting By:Caroline NashPublished Dec 14, 2023Competition is good. Healthy competition leads to improvement and spurs the evolution of the games we love. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan recently addressed the media for the first time since the LIV has poached some of its biggest names. Monahan was blunt, stating: “If this is an arms race, and if the only weapons here are dollar bills, the PGA Tour can’t compete.”Related: The 20 Best Golf Accessories to Have in 2023It has been announced that the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia will be merging their LIV Golf Tour with the PGA Tour, with a December 31, 2023 deadline in place to come to a final agreement. Whether or not this merger actually happens is anyone’s guess at this point.It’s clear those who left the PGA Tour are not motivated by legacy or the evolution of golf, but by dollar bills. So who are the best players that collected their bag and joined the LIV golf tour?Breaking; 8 LIV Golf stars have dropped out of The Masters field as sport’s civil war

unnamedBy: Justin CohenAdditional Reporting y:Caroline NashPublished Dec 14, 2023Competition is good. Healthy competition leads to improvement and spurs the evolution of the games we love. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan recently addressed the media for the first time since the LIV has poached some of its biggest names. Monahan was blunt, stating: “If this is an arms race, and if the only weapons here are dollar bills, the PGA Tour can’t compete.”Related: The 20 Best Golf Accessories to Have in 2023It has been announced that the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia will be merging their LIV Golf Tour with the PGA Tour, with a December 31, 2023 deadline in place to come to a final agreement. Whether or not this merger actually happens is anyone’s guess at this point.It’s clear those who left the PGA Tour are not motivated by legacy or the evolution of golf, but by dollar bills. So who are the best players that collected their bag and joined the LIV golf tour?

Players on the LIV Golf tourThe five most decorated players who left the PGA Tour to join LIVTopLIVMobile(Via Alex Zito/ Getty Images)unnamedBy: Justin CohenAdditional Reporting By:Caroline NashPublished Dec 14, 2023Competition is good. Healthy competition leads to improvement and spurs the evolution of the games we love. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan recently addressed the media for the first time since the LIV has poached some of its biggest names. Monahan was blunt, stating: “If this is an arms race, and if the only weapons here are dollar bills, the PGA Tour can’t compete.”Related: The 20 Best Golf Accessories to Have in 2023It has been announced that the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia will be merging their LIV Golf Tour with the PGA Tour, with a December 31, 2023 deadline in place to come to a final agreement. Whether or not this merger actually happens is anyone’s guess at this point.It’s clear those who left the PGA Tour are not motivated by legacy or the evolution of golf, but by dollar bills. So who are the best players that collected their bag and joined the LIV golf tour?10. Henrick StensonGettyImages 1562887068Gregory Shamus / Getty Images22 Professional Wins: 2016 Open ChampionshipHenrick Stenson’s career can be traced all the way back to 1998, and has been filled with ups and downs since then. In his LIV Golf debut, the Swede won the LIV Golf Invitational Series, making it an exciting start to his new golf era. Despite his success on the LIV golf tour that came with a heaping pay bump, Stenson did face several repercussions for the decision to join LIV such as the Swedish Golf Federation ending their partnership with him, and his removal from his position as the captain of the European Ryder Cup team.9. Mito PereiraGettyImages 1755778947Jason Butler / Getty Images10 Professional WinsMito Pereira first turned professional in 2015, In 2019, he qualified for his first Major, and though he cut cut he quickly bounced back and came in third at the 2019 Pan American Games quickly following his disappointing first Major run. Pereira really made a name for himself at the 2022 PGA Championship where he played really well until the last day. The Chilean joined LIV Golf in 2023 and is hoping to build off his growing success in the 2024 season.

The loss of Joaquin Niemann didn’t hurt the stardom of the PGA Tour, but was a worrying sign of what the future may hold. Niemann is only 23 years old, and remains one of the best young golfers in the world. He won the Genesis Invitational in 2022, a sign that Niemann was on a clear trajectory to be a dominant golfer. It was publicly covered that Niemann was on the fence about whether to join the LIV Tour or stay with the PGA. After a weekend at a LIV Boston event, he would make his decision. The PGA Tour lost one of the most exciting young golfers in the world in Joaquin Niemann, but Niemann also may have put a ceiling on what his legacy will be in golf.

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