"Good for the game" LIV Golf happy for players to compete on PGA Tour

LIV Golf 2024 schedule to be unveiled well before the Ryder Cup. 

"Good for the game" LIV Golf happy for players to compete on PGA Tour
"Good for the game" LIV Golf happy for players to compete on PGA Tour

LIV Golf's chief operating officer Gary Davidson has confirmed the circuit is more than happy for its members to compete in other tournaments around the world, including the PGA Tour should it become an option in the future. 

The latest update comes during an uncertain time for those on LIV Golf in light of the PGA Tour and DP World Tour striking a shock alliance with the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), which already bankrolls the LIV Golf League. 

Davidson last week refused to speculate on whether the proposed framework agreement between the PGA Tour and PIF will complete.

The PGA Tour's season-long FedEx Cup reached a conclusion on Sunday night, and it will soon welcome its Fall Series starting on September 14. 

LIV Golf still has three more events left on its 2023 schedule.

The PGA Tour this month unveiled a radical new 2024 schedule, and the DP World Tour schedule also confirmed a dramatic shake-up ahead of 2024.

LIV Golf will reportedly fire up their 2024 schedule within the space of weeks.  

Some considered LIV Golf would not be around next season, but that is most certainly not the case. 

As it stands, PGA Tour players who have competed in LIV Golf events remain suspended by the circuit. 

But LIV Golf is more than happy for them to return in the future should things change. 

According to Davidson, acting COO of LIV Golf, the new 2024 LIV Golf schedule will be confirmed well before the 2023 Ryder Cup. 

Davidson told Front Office Sports

"We’re putting the final pieces to the schedule. I would be surprised if we didn’t have it within the next couple of weeks."

He then revealed there will be no issues for LIV players to compete elsewhere around the world in tournaments, providing they fully commit to their own team events. 

Davidson added: 

"We want them to compete in our team events and commit to that, but outside of that, we think it’s good for the game for players to go and play elsewhere."

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan recently said he does not see any alliance ever striking between them and LIV Golf. 

The new alliance that was announced to the world in early June will solely be between the PGA Tour, DP World and Saudi PIF

A lot of PGA Tour players have felt aggrieved by the new alliance. 

Some are said "to be done" with Monahan, especially given they were not spoken to before a decision was made. 

But despite calls to step down from his role, Monahan updated plans on the PGA Tour's merger with PIF ahead of last week's Tour Championship. 

Those on LIV Golf believe their circuit will remain strong despite the PGA Tour's alliance with their own backers. 

Rory McIlroy recently slammed LIV Golf claiming he would rather retire than compete in their league

McIlroy said en route to winning the Scottish Open last month: 

"If LIV Golf was the last place on Earth to play golf, I would retire. That’s how I feel about it."

Many consider the PGA Tour and LIV Golf will need to eventually collaborate for the good of the sport.

That is due to the huge divide in world golf right now with some of the best players in the world in major champions Cameron Smith, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau now all applying their trade on the LIV Golf League. 

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