Ryder Cup 2025 with the SuperLeague stars

Confirmation comes from Guy Kinnings, CEO of the European Tour, who has opened the doors to champions of the separatist green league, provided they remain enrolled in the DP World Tour and adhere to the current rules

by Andrea Gussoni
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Ryder Cup 2025 with the SuperLeague stars
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The European team at the 2025 Ryder Cup in Bethpage, New York, will have the potential to field big names such as Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton, who have opted to compete in the Arab Super League, LIV Golf. Confirmation comes from Guy Kinnings, CEO of the European Tour, who has opened the doors to champions of the separatist green league, provided they remain enrolled in the DP World Tour and adhere to the current rules.

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Therefore, to qualify (or be selected by captain Luke Donald) for the showdown against the USA, they must participate in at least four events of the premier European male circuit and settle any outstanding fines (one for each unauthorized event played).

"This is not a loophole; these are the rules we have always had. We will continue to enforce them because they are well-established," stated Kinnings. LIV Golf, also known as the Super Golf League or the Arab Golf Federation Tour, is a proposed professional golf league that has garnered significant attention and controversy within the golfing world.

The league aims to challenge the traditional structure of professional golf tournaments, particularly those sanctioned by organizations like the PGA Tour and European Tour. One of the central aspects of LIV Golf is its financial backing, which reportedly comes from Saudi Arabian interests.

The league has been characterized by its substantial financial incentives for players, with promises of lucrative contracts and significant prize purses. This has led to speculation that LIV Golf could potentially lure some of the top players away from established tours.

However, the proposed league has faced resistance and criticism from various quarters, including major golf organizations, players, and fans. Many argue that the existing tours, such as the PGA Tour and European Tour, have longstanding traditions and structures that have helped elevate the sport to its current status.

Additionally, there are concerns about the potential impact of LIV Golf on the integrity and competitiveness of professional golf, as well as its potential to disrupt established tournaments and tours. Despite the controversy, LIV Golf has generated significant buzz within the golfing community, with ongoing speculation about which players might choose to participate and how it could potentially reshape the professional golf landscape.

However, as of now, the league remains a proposal, and its future trajectory remains uncertain amidst the broader discussions and debates surrounding the sport.

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