Gary Player, the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. During an interview with Sky Sports, Gary Player talked about the "hottest" topic of the moment, namely the transition to the Saudi Super League of some PGA Tour players. The nine-time Major champion (3 Open Championship, 3 Masters Tournament, 2 PGA Championship and one U.S.
Open) does not blame the fact that Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, respectively second ($ 94,955,000) and third ($ 74,266,000) in the money list of the PGA Tour, have decided to join the newly formed Saudi League. On the other hand, Player expressed his belief that players who have made (and will) the Saudi League should not be allowed to play on the PGA Tour.
Gary Player, statements
"What saddens me is to see that the struggle is continuing and it is completely unnecessary" "The PGA Tour will always have the best and strongest players in the world" "But remember one thing, the players who are playing on the League need that money" "They have families to think about, and I don't blame them for choosing to play there" "Many of them are no longer competitive on the PGA Tour, and so they wisely chose to accept the money" "There is a place in the sun for everyone, and I hope that the two Tours will be able to find a friendly solution to their problems, because this would make everyone stronger"
Gary Player (Johannesburg, 1 November 1935) is a former South African golfer who with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer composes the trio of great players who are credited with making golf a sport of enormous popularity worldwide.
Nicknamed the Black Knight due to the black gaming clothing he used to wear, over the course of his career he has won a total of 163 tournaments, scoring 9 victories in the circuit's 4 Majors tournaments, which he has conquered all at least once.
He is a famous creator of golf courses and golf courses: around the world there are around 400 courses created behind his design.