Golf: Golf-Johnson excited to see what LIV Series has to offer golf

TULSA, Oklahoma (Reuters) – Dustin Johnson’s loyalty is at the moment with the PGA Tour however the twice main winner stated on Wednesday that he’s excited to see what the upstart LIV World Golf Invitational Series might do for the game.

For the second the Saudi-backed enterprise has confirmed solely disruptive because it makes an attempt to poach gamers from the established PGA and DP (European) Tours, tempting defectors with large prize purses just like the $25 million up for grabs at subsequent month’s sequence opener within the Centurion Club outdoors London.

The eight-stop tour will offer complete prize cash of $255 million.

With the PGA Tour having threatened member gamers with suspensions and fines in the event that they be a part of the breakaway circuit, it’s unsure what the sector on the Centurion Club will appear to be.

Johnson, reportedly a prime recruiting goal for the sequence, can be watching.

“I feel golf is in a great spot, and I feel what they’re doing is — might doubtlessly be good for the sport of golf,” Johnson stated throughout his PGA Championship press convention on Wednesday.

“I’m excited to see what occurs right here in a couple of weeks. I’ll be watching.”

Johnson’s enthusiasm stands in distinction to the muted response of lots of the different prime gamers paraded by the PGA Championship press room.

The extra prevailing perspective was expressed by Rory McIlroy, who stated on Tuesday he was sick of speaking in regards to the LIV sequence and needed it over.

Another frequent sentiment was repeated by Jordan Spieth, who like most of his fellow golfers believes it merely comes down to a person alternative.

“The Saudi league, or the LIV league, everyone can do what they need to do,” stated Spieth, who can full a profession Grand Slam if he can walks off with the PGA Championship Wanamaker trophy on Sunday. “No gamers are standing in any gamers’ manner.

“If they need to go, go. I like the place I’m at. I’ve been saying that for a very long time.”

(Reporting by Steve Keating in Tulsa. Editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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