Donald Trump, the former President of the United States, has voiced his disapproval of the PGA Tour ever since LIV Golf was introduced. He’s now bringing the PGA Tour players back into the conversation, by warning them about their future.
Trump sees a merger of LIV Golf and PGA Tour as coming. For any players who do not make the move to the Saudi-backed circuit they will be getting nothing.
Trump posted on Truth Social that all golfers who remain ‘loyal to the very disloyal PGA in all its forms will pay a heavy price when the inevitable MERGER comes. You get nothing but a big thank you’ from PGA officials making millions of dollars a year.
Donald J. Trump, 45th President of United States speaks at a press conference held at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, United States, July 7, 2021. (Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
“If you don’t take the money now you will not get anything after the merger takes effect. You can only tell how smart the original signees are.”
LIV Golf has been able sign many high-profile players who are not on the PGA Tour in the past few weeks. LIV Golf has signed many big-name players, including Dustin Johnson and Matthew Wolff, Bryson deChambeau, Patrick Reed, Matthew Wolff, and Phil Mickelson.
Phil Mickelson looks at his fifth-hole tee shot during practice rounds ahead of the U.S. Open, Tuesday June 14, 2022 at The Country Club in Brookline (Mass.). (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Rumours have also circulated that Open champion Cam Smith will be joining the rival circuit.
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LIV Golf has strong ties to the former President, as next week’s tournament is being held at Trump Bedminster in New Jersey. The Blue Monster at Trump National, Miami will host the season-ending LIV Golf team championship.
Trump’s latest comments about the state golf world are just weeks away from earlier criticisms regarding the PGA Tour.
Trump posted on Truth Social that he found it so interesting to see the PGA Tour treat its players fairly after the LIV Tour opened to such a large BANG.
The final group of players at the 18th green during the third round in the Portland Invitational LIV Golf Tournament in North Plains (Ore.), Saturday, July 2, 2022, is being waited by fans. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)
Trump’s remarks about Tour players being treated fairly were in direct response to the PGA Tour announcing an increase in tournament purses and the addition of some no-cut events to the schedule for 2023.