English tour pro Laurie Canter, who has played in LIV Golf events, says he has been 'lucky in a perverse way' as he opened up on why he's proud to have won $5.5m on the rival league.
Canter fell into category 18 status on the DP World Tour having finished 131st in the 2022 Race to Dubai.
The provisional cut off for the retention of DP World Tour memberships was 117th.
It has meant that for Canter, his opportunities for starts on the Old World circuit have been limited.
He does need releases from the DP World Tour, but will not be stopped from playing unless he is eligible for one of their events in the same week.
Canter explained to Golf Digest's John Huggan:
LIV Golf's Lee Westwood, Laurie Canter and other DP World Tour pros have reacted to the OWGR changes...— GolfMagic (@GolfMagic) August 9, 2022
"How they could vote for this and get it passed I have no idea"
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Canter told the publication he never thought of resigning from the tour and will only stop being a member 'when the system spits me out one day'.
High-profile golfers such as Westwood, Poulter and Sergio Garcia and have resigned.
He said for those golfers to be made to feel like outcasts 'isn't right'.
"The argument that LIV is a threat to the tour doesn't add up for me," he said.
The golfer also contended that before he joined LIV he sat down with his team and modelled how the OWGR would look over the next 36 months.
He claimed 'any chance of me climbing the rankings whilst playing in Europe was going to be hugely diminished'. "It was shocking," he said.
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