Lee Westwood on his place in Ryder Cup: "Why should it be threatened?"

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Lee Westwood on his place in Ryder Cup: "Why should it be threatened?"

Lee Westwood is one of those who decided to perform at LIV Golf. He was aware that his decision might have some consequences but still, he chose what was best for him. There is a lot of talk that the Ryder Cup could ban Westwood, but Westwood is not worried and believes there is no need for that.

"Why should it be threatened? I've been playing Ryder Cup golf since 1997, and the criteria has been to be a member of the European Tour," Westwood said, referring to the DP World Tour by its former name, as quoted by skysports.

"Now, the criteria for being a member of the European Tour is to play four events. Why should they change that now?

Lee Westwood: There's just a bit too much protection

Westwood has played on other Tours such as PGA so far and has had no problems.

That’s why he believes he won’t have a problem this time either. LIV Golf is under a lot of pressure. The players who will play in this tournament will bear the consequences. Yet most did not think about it and stuck to their views.

"I've been a member of the PGA TOUR and still played four events on the European Tour, and why would the European Tour change their rules so dramatically because another tour doesn't like it or feels financially threatened? There's just a bit too much protection going on for my liking and not enough transparency.

"I think as long as you fulfil the criteria to be a European Tour member, then you should still have the opportunity to try and qualify for the Ryder Cup team." It remains to be seen what will happen to Lee Westwood, but also to others who will be performing at LIV Golf. Obviously, they couldn’t resist that much money. The fight between LIV Golf and the others continues.