Dustin Johnson: That’s why I decided to perform at LIV Golf

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Dustin Johnson: That’s why I decided to perform at LIV Golf

Dustin Johnson surprised many and decided to resign from the PGA Tour, and the new chapter will be the LIV Golf International series. He still doesn't know if there will be any consequences. "Obviously at this time it's hard to speak on what the consequences will be, but for right now, I've resigned my membership from the PGA Tour," Johnson said, as quoted by skysports.

"I'm going to play here for now, and that's the plan. "What the consequences are going to be, I can't comment on how the tour is going to handle it. The decision was not easy, but he thinks this is the best for him.

"Majors, again I can't answer for them, but hopefully they are going to allow us to play. Obviously I'm exempt for the majors so I plan on playing there unless I hear otherwise. "It was [a difficult decision to resign knowing it would make him ineligible for the Ryder Cup], but hopefully all things are subject to change and at some point it'll change and we'll be able to participate.

"If it doesn't, it was another thing I had to think long and hard about, and ultimately I decided to come do this and play out here.

Ryder Cup and the new competition

He also talked about the Ryder Cup "The Ryder Cup is unbelievable and something that has definitely meant a lot to me, and I'm proud to say that I've played and represented my country, and hopefully I'll get a chance to do that again, but I don't make the rules.

"I chose what's best for me and my family." Johnson is happy about the new competition and the format in which he will play. "I was excited about a new format, a new kind of golf that I think is great for the game, is great for the fans, and I think it's going to be very exciting.

"I'm excited about playing. There's three rounds, no cut, it's a shotgun start, so to me everyone is playing in the same conditions. "We see it all the time where you can get the bad side of a draw, and unfortunately that's just how it goes, but now we'd all play at the same exact time, same exact conditions, so it's going to be a really true test.

"Whoever wins, there's no: 'Well maybe if I would have teed off early on the first day I might have won the golf tournament,' it's a true test to see who's playing the best that week."