Veteran caddie Billy Foster claims the DP World Tour has "sold its soul" to an organisation that has "done nothing but stamp its foot on us for the last 40 years."
The legendary caddie - who has served Seve Ballesteros, Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia, Darren Clarke and now U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick, believes the circuit formerly known as the European Tour is "on its arse".
Foster made the comments to GolfDigest's John Huggan for a report exploring the uncertain future facing the DP World Tour going into 2023 owing to the emergence of LIV Golf.
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It was previously reported that the DP World Tour mulled an investment offer from Golf Saudi in 2020, only to announce a "strategic alliance" with the PGA Tour.
The circuit allegedly considered partnership with LIV Golf in the middle of last year before all hell broke loose, only to strengthen their ties with the established, American circuit.
One change will see the top 10 players in the Race to Dubai Rankings receiving PGA Tour cards for the following season.
This has led to accusations that the DP World Tour is becoming a "feeder tour".
It is a contention the likes of Paul McGinley flat out denies.
The decorated caddie also believes LIV players shouldn't be banned.
His views appear similar to the aforementioned Fitzpatrick, who has backed Garcia for Ryder Cup selection.
Fitzpatrick even suggested he would be willing to share a room with the Spaniard to help reduce any animosity.
His comments were also echoed by prominent swing coach Pete Cowen.
Cowen told Huggan:
Not everyone takes this position.
Former Ryder Cupper and DP World Tour pro Oliver Wilson told the publication:
DP World Tour chief executive Keith Pelley also told the publication it was a "complete fallacy" the circuit was "giving away" its assets, adding:
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