Wyndham Clark refused to join the LIV Golf

At the heart of rumors regarding a possible departure to LIV Golf for the 2024 season, Clark ultimately chose to continue his career on the PGA Tour

by Andrea Gussoni
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Wyndham Clark refused to join the LIV Golf
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Wyndham Clark, winner of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am shortened to 54 holes due to harsh weather conditions, recently announced its decision to remain on the PGA Tour despite attractive offers from LIV Golf. He particularly praised the work of certain influential members of the American circuit, including Patrick Cantlay, Jordan Spieth and even Tiger Woods.

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At the heart of rumors regarding a possible departure to LIV Golf for the 2024 season, Clark ultimately chose to continue his career on the PGA Tour. It turned out to be a wise choice, as he won the second Signature Event at Pebble Beach, pocketing a cool $3.6 million.

After his victory, Clark explained: “I had discussions with the LIV officials, but I decided to stay on the PGA Tour because I felt I still had a lot to prove. My goal is to become one of the best players in the world, if not the best.

For this season, I am fully committed to the PGA Tour and I want to reach the top. » With his victory, Clark climbed to No. 6 in the world rankings, and he is grateful to players like Adam Scott, Patrick Cantlay, Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods, as well as members of the PGA Tour Players' Board, for their hard work aimed at maintaining the circuit at the highest level.

He concluded by expressing his gratitude to those who worked to sign the agreements with Strategic Sports Group (SSG), emphasizing the importance of their contribution to the sustainability and attractiveness of the PGA Tour.

The PGA Tour is the primary organization that operates professional golf tours in the United States. Based in Ponte Vedra Beach, a suburb of Jacksonville, Florida, its official name is written entirely in capital letters as "PGA TOUR".

In 1968, the PGA Tour became an independent organization by separating from the PGA of America, which now focuses primarily on the association of golf professionals, such as masters and club managers. Initially, tournament players formed their own organization, called the Association of Professional Golfers (APG).

Subsequently, in 1968, the players abolished the APG and decided to operate as the "PGA Tournament Players Division", a completely autonomous division of the PGA, under the supervision of a new board of directors called the Tournament Policy Board, composed of 10 members.

The name officially changed to the "PGA Tour" in 1975. In 1981, the PGA Tour found itself embroiled in a marketing dispute with the PGA of America and decided to officially change its name. From then on, until the end of August of that year, it became known as the "TPA Tour", short for "Tournament Players Association". The dispute was resolved within seven months, and the tour's name reverted to the "PGA Tour" in March 1982.

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