LIV has been a busy few days on the golf front.
on Wednesday, wall street journal reported that 11 LIV Golf Invitational Series players, including Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau, Case filed against PGA Tour In response to his deportation from the US circuit after jumping ship and joining a Saudi-backed series.
They want to play a PGA Tour event even though it will add to their already 14 tournament schedule LIV has on dock for 2023, going against many of their main arguments for eventually joining the up-start league. – We want to play less golf and spend more time with our families!
Many new things have come to light since the release of the lawsuit, one of which is that Augusta national authorities apparently tried to discourage Players joining LIV
But most fascinating are the text messages between Sergio Garcia and LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman.
On 31 May, Garcia was announced as one of the title names for the first LIV event in London. But, according to these text messages, Garcia had been planning her jump from months in advance.
Garcia wrote in a text on February 11, “I just wanted to see how things are going with the league as it seems a lot of people were loving it and excited about it last week, now their There are pants.” ,
Then, about a week later, Garcia wrote this: “Hi Sharkey! It’s official, the Tour told our managers this week that anyone who signs with the league is banned from the Tour for life! I don’t know how we’ll get enough good players to join the league in this situation.”
In response, Norman was adamant that Tour could not make such a move: “They can’t ban you for a day. It’s a shallow threat.”
Here’s a look at all the messages:
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahani on June 9 17 players banned from PGA Tour After playing LIV London. García is among former Tour professionals who have given up their membership.
Life comes upon you fast.
Saudi Arabia has been accused of widespread human rights abuses, including politically motivated killings, torture, forced disappearances and inhumane treatment of prisoners. And members of the royal family and the Saudi government were accused of involvement in the murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.