Cameron Young on why he has SHUNNED LIV Golf to pursue PGA Tour future

Cameron Young reveals why he has said no to LIV Golf and is remaining with the PGA Tour.

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Sun, 28 Aug 2022
Cameron Young on why he has SHUNNED LIV Golf to pursue PGA Tour future

Cameron Young has confirmed he has rejected LIV Golf and will remain on the PGA Tour following an interview with The Athletic's Brendan Quinn after the Tour Championship. 

Young, who closed with a 69 at East Lake to finish 19th in the FedEx Cup, finished runner-up five times on the PGA Tour in his rookie season.

Rory McIlroy won the FedEx Cup for a record third time, and he threw shade at LIV Golf in his victory speech. 

Young, 25, had been heavily linked with a move to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Tour after the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

Despite admitting LIV Golf had his attention, Young claims the latest big changes from the PGA Tour earlier in the week clarified his decision. 

Also ensuring he could compete in the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and all the majors was part of his thinking process, too. 

"I mean, frankly, I have decided to stay [on the PGA Tour]," Young told The Athletic's Brendan Quinn

He added: "It's obviously the elephant in the room for everyone. Frankly, throughout the whole process with them [LIV Golf], I was very interested. I think they have a bunch of good ideas and are doing some cool stuff. 

"With some of the changes coming [to the PGA Tour], that's kind of what really helped me decide to kind of stay and pursue those goals that I have for myself like making a Presidents Cup team and a Ryder Cup team and winning a major, when all of that is just uncertain if you go.

"That's a tough place for me because, you know, I'm very young and there are a lot of factors."

Young is expected to be named Rookie of the Year on the PGA Tour following a season that saw him finish runner-up five times, highlighted by finishing second behind Cameron Smith at the 150th Open Championship.

He also moved from outside the world's top 150 and into the top 20. 

Cameron Tringale confirmed he was moving to LIV Golf earlier today, and he thanked Tiger Woods in the process. 

The American is expected to be one of seven new players lining up at LIV Golf's next tournament in Boston next week. 

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