Thomas Bjorn frustrated with the golf scene, calling out the golfers

"We’re spending a lot of time discussing internal problems in the game."- Biorn said.

by Sead Dedovic
Thomas Bjorn frustrated with the golf scene, calling out the golfers
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Golfers and fans are speaking up about their discontent in the golf world. The PIF-PGA Tour deal hasn't come through, and there's worry it might never happen. This uncertainty is freaking fans out. With Jon Rahm switching from the PGA Tour to LIV Golf, it's a huge moment for golf. Thomas Bjorn's hoping things turn positive, but right now, optimism's fading fast.

"The professional game should be the beaming light at the top of the pyramid of what golf is as a whole. It’s the thing everybody looks up to and it should be the thing that drags golf in the right direction and, at the moment, it’s not. "-Bjorn said speaking to Golf Monthly!

For a long time, there has been a conflict between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour that has frustrated both sides. In such conditions, both sides lose a lot. It is necessary to find any solutions for golf to develop as it should.

"We’re spending a lot of time discussing internal problems in the game instead of positioning the game where it needs to be in an ever-changing world of sports. Everything is changing in sports and a game the size of golf, I don’t think it can afford an extended period of infighting."

Thomas Bjorn frustrated with players

Many famous PGA Tour players have joined LIV Golf. The motive of their departure is known to many. To ignore the tradition, history, and prestige of the competition in which they started is a shame, at least that's what fans of this sport and experts believe. Obviously, individuals have other motives than prestige!

"The opportunity is still there and it is on the people that make those decisions but also the players to capitalise on it. One thing that disappoints me the most is it seems like this generation of players – not anybody specific but a cultural thing in the game – are thinking too much about themselves and not what’s going to be there in the future."

In this era of big changes in golf, Bjorn thinks we need people who'll work to steer the sport in the right direction. Bjorn's bummed about golf's current state, feeling like things are heading in the wrong direction.

"I don’t like that personally – that we are not caring too much about where the game is going to end up. I think that is the one thing we need to focus on. How do we create something sustainable, and relevant to the fans, sponsors and media partners. That’s something that needs a lot of work but it’s not working the way things are at the moment."