Former Major winner: LIV defectors are easily replaced

"If anyone offered me that kind of money, I’d be there. I’m not criticizing them, but they are easily replaced."- Davies said.

by Sead Dedovic
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Former Major winner: LIV defectors are easily replaced
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The departure of famous PGA Tour players and joining LIV Golf causes concern among golf fans day by day. There is a fear, especially among older fans of this sport, that LIV Golf will play a leading role in the coming period and 'steal' players from the PGA Tour. Former women's Major winner Laura Davies believes that there should be no worries. While on the one hand, she understands the individuals who joined LIV Golf, Davies believes that everyone is replaceable today.

“It just goes to show that everyone has their price. The trouble is for these players going to LIV is that there are guys going to fill their boots who are very good players. We’ve already got Ludvig Aberg coming through, another superstar in the making.

And look at Cam Smith? Would anyone actually know how he is doing with LIV and that he was the Open champion before he went? Nobody really knows how he plays anymore.

Don’t get me wrong. If anyone offered me that kind of money, I’d be there. I’m not criticizing them, but they are easily replaced. Maybe people won’t think about Jon Rahm eventually?”-Davies said, as quoted by golf365.com!

Laura Davies on LIV Golf

Davies also isn't particularly fond of LIV Golf and its current system.


“I’m not interested in the three rounds or the shotgun start. As a sports fan, I like 72-hole championship golf where you finish on the 18th, not the fifth. LIV is not for me.”

Davies is especially thrilled to see women's golf gaining more attention and witnessing a significant rise in prize funds in recent years. When reflecting on her earnings, she finds it fantastic that women's golf is now attracting more financial support.

“My biggest check was $240,000 and that was at the JC Penney event with John Daly in 1999.

I think most of my checks on the LPGA were between $60,000 and $90,000 for winning. In the women’s game especially, it has all changed for the better and good luck to them. I’m not envious of these girls one bit as I love to see it.”

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