Martin Kaymer is furious at the story that the LIV Golf tour is taking over golf and doing damage to everyone. Kaymer has decided to compete in LIV Golf, but he wonders why there is so much 'noise' because of LIV Golf that will not harm anyone.
"I don't understand why it [LIV Golf taking the 48 best players in the world] would be damaging because it's just another option to play golf. It's not like that we would resign from other tours and the pressure that comes from different tours.
I'm not saying, you know, LIV is the best out there and they don't have special rules as well. But the main thing is that, nobody is against each other, but somehow it comes across like everybody is, you know, ‘LIV is taking over, LIV is against the PGA Tour and the European tour’.
I never heard that from anybody from LIV." - Kaymer said, as quoted by golfmonthly.
Kaymer: You need to speak
Kaymer is happy to be able to play in some major tournaments, but the point of it all is that the leaders of all the Tours need to sit down and find a solution.
It is unlikely that the rivals will sit down at the table and solve the problem so quickly, but it seems that there is no other option. The only question is who will be stubborn and who will not. "It’s Fantastic. It’s fantastic for me," he said on potentially playing 14 LIV events anf four Majors in the future.
"But I will still play the tournaments in Germany, I would still play for example, the Scottish open, you know, those events that deserve the best players in the world. Obviously, it would be great to have also a plan that the player was a member of the European Tour plays maybe a couple of smaller events, you know, to support that.
But the matter of fact is that you need to talk to each other and need to make a plan together. And this is the bottom line, you need to speak."