PGA of Australia CEO Gavin Kirkman emphasized that he has nothing against the players who play at LIV Golf. Australians who are part of the competition have the right to come to the PGA of Australia and play freely. “The players coming home to play, as long as there is no conflicting event they will be welcome to play,” PGA of Australia CEO Gavin Kirkman told Reuters.
"The Australian players that come home from wherever they’re playing at the moment, if they’re members of our organisation they’ll be eligible to play and that’s been discussed with the other tours."
Gavin Kirkman: Some people are going to love it
Kirkman is aware that his move will cause many reactions, but it doesn't seem to matter to him. Kirkman believes that golf is a sport in which everyone has freedom and rights.
He is especially annoyed by the fact that individuals talk about what is good and what is not for golf. "Some people are going to love it and some people aren’t, but if it comes to Australia we’ve got to be in a position where we stay focused on our strategy,” Kirkman told Reuters.
“Is it going to be good for the game? What I don’t want and what I don’t like to hear about and read about at the moment is people arguing what is good for the game and what is not. If (fans) get out and see some golf under a different format, that’s up to them”.
Let's remind: LIV Golf appeared a few months ago, and it is a tour that is supported by Saudi Arabia. A large number of critics followed even from the very arrival. Most believe that LIV Golf is a competition that will destroy golf and that creates unnecessary rivalry. Greg Norman, the CEO of LIV Golf, has serious plans.