Davis Love III: “Player strike like in baseball”

For most observers, only the big Major tournaments can still change the trend and slow the exodus of players from the PGA Tour to LIV Golf. This is also the opinion of players who have remained faithful to the historical circuits who want the authorities in charge of the four major tournaments to take more clear-cut positions.

Will we go as far as a player strike like in baseball? This is the opinion of Davis Love III, the US captain of the next Presidents Cup present in Detroit in “scooting” mode and particularly attentive to the performances of Cameron Young and Will Zalatoris, the two friends who went through Wake Forest University. .

As the PGA Tour braces for a looming court battle against LIV Golf rebels who are trying to overturn the decision to suspend them from the tour to play in the FedEx Cup Playoffs next month, players who have not yielded to the sirens of the PIF (the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia) which finances the LIV Golf could also have their say.

According to the former US Ryder Cup captain, PGA Tour players unhappy to see their tour dragged to court have already raised the threat of a mass boycott of the Majors to force players paid by Saudi Arabia to be banned from these big events.

Towards a massive boycott of the Majors if the “rebels” of LIV are not excluded according to Davis Love!

Love has heard rumors that the Tour will be taken to court next week and thinks it will drive the wedge between pro-LIV and anti-LIV.

Davis Love, statements

“The biggest lever is not the legal lever,” Love said. If the LIV guys play the US Open, we can decide that we don’t play. If they sue and win, ditto we don’t play”.

Winner of the Ryder Cup with the USA in 2016, Davis Love III fervently wishes that the authorities in charge of the Grand Slam tournaments come out of the position of neutrality adopted in particular by the USGA and the Royal and Ancient before the US Open. and The Open.

In order to weigh in the war between the two circuits, the 58-year-old expects the organizing committees to modify the entry criteria for their tournaments.