Viktor Hovland angry at PGA Tour executives: I totally understand why Jon Rahm left

"But the management has not done a good job. They almost see the players as labour."

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Viktor Hovland angry at PGA Tour executives: I totally understand why Jon Rahm left
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Viktor Hovland surprised many by guesting on Discovery's golf podcast FORE! The great Norwegian commented on Jon Rahm's decision to leave the PGA Tour and join LIV Golf. Hovland understands why the Spaniard decided on such a bizarre move. Viktor believes that things should be viewed from multiple angles.

"It would be a bit too silly to criticize the players for leaving. After all, you only hear one angle in the media, and there are quite a few different parts happening at the same time here."- he said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com

Hovland understands why Rahm left the PGA Tour. On the one hand, it's hard to turn down a huge amount of money. On the other hand, the treatment of LIV Golfers by PGA Tour officials is shameful, at least that's what most PGA players say. Ever since the moment when the potential merger between the PGA Tour and the PIF was confirmed, golfers expressed disappointment because they were not informed of what was happening

"I totally understand why he left. That's a lot, a lot of money. And at least when the management of the PGA Tour has done such a bad job. Just to be clear: I'm not complaining about the position I'm in, and I'm very grateful for everything. But the management has not done a good job. They almost see the players as labour, and not as part of the members. After all, we are the PGA Tour. Without the players, there is nothing."- he continued.

Viktor Hovland on PGA Tour leaders arrogance

The arrogance of the PGA Tour leader especially frustrates the young Norwegian. It seems like they are making decisions intending to help themselves, not the golfers. Dissatisfaction is growing among the players. In this atmosphere, we can expect many to decide the same as Rahm and many others.


"When you then get to see what happens behind closed doors, how the management actually makes decisions, which are not in the players' best interest, but best for themselves and what they think is best... They are not professional golfers after all. They are businessmen who say that ‘no, it should look like this and that’. There is a great deal of arrogance behind it all.”

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