"I thought no cut no legacy!" LIV Golf pros BLAST latest PGA Tour changes

LIV Golf players Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Richard Bland and Kevin Na have ripped into the PGA Tour's decision to host smaller fields with no cut. 

"I thought no cut no legacy!" LIV Golf pros BLAST latest PGA Tour changes
"I thought no cut no legacy!" LIV Golf pros BLAST latest PGA Tour changes

Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Kevin Na and Richard Bland are just four LIV Golf players to have ripped into the PGA Tour's decision to tweak some of its elevated events to smaller fields without a cut in 2024.

In case you missed the bombshell news on Wednesday afternoon, the PGA Tour is now formulating ideas that a number of their elevated events will be contested by fields of between '70-78 players' next season. 

And most importantly, with no cut


The proposed move by the PGA Tour will ensure the very 'best' players on the circuit will all get to compete together and importantly all over four rounds too, making it an easier pull for sponsors looking to get involved. 

It can often prove something of a headache for sponsors when their headline names are packing their bags after 36 holes in round two. 

These new limited-field PGA Tour events, however, will also allow some of the 'hottest' players on the circuit a chance to mix it with the world's best as certain tournaments will count as eligibility. 

As Rory McIlroy confirmed during his press conference ahead of the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week though, the move back to some limited-field events without a cut is not exactly a radical move on the PGA Tour. 

There are a number of tournaments on the current PGA Tour schedule including the FedEx Cup Playoffs that are limited-field events without a cut. 

The days of the World Golf Championships were also exactly the same. 

Check out McIlroy's comments in full here

It is the absence of a cut though that has been met with a chorus of sarcasm by a number of the players who joined the breakaway tour, led by Greg Norman

The latest news has drawn heavy criticism from a number of LIV Golf players, especially Westwood, Poulter, Bland and Na, who each took to their social media channels up in arms. 

Of course LIV Golf, which runs tournaments over 54 holes without a cut, remains shut of receiving any Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points as it stands. 

That remains their big frustration. 

In the view of most LIV Golf players right now, if the PGA Tour can continue to earn world ranking points, with a number of events that will no longer feature a cut mark, then why should they not get the same treatment? 

Here's what some of them had to say: 

"I've spent a year reading how good full fields and cuts are," posted former World No. 1 and Majesticks player Westwood. 

Iron Heads captain Na replied: "I thought no cut no legacy [crying laughter]," before then joking how he rolls around in $100 bills.

Majesticks captain Poulter then chimed in: "When will the penny drop with so many of what has actually happened here?" 

Poulter then further commented:

Fellow Englishman Bland, who plays on the Cleeks team captained by Martin Kaymer, then further went to town on the 'strategic alliance' between the PGA Tour and DP World Tour. 

Bland wrote on Instagram: 

"How does this help the so called strategic alliance with DP World Tour? 
"The 10 players [that receive Tour cards from DP World Tour at the end of the season] will have zero chance of getting in these limited field events!!
"Making their chances of keeping their playing rights VERY difficult!!
"Just proves that the PGA Tour have no interest in this alliance.
"And of course this is 'growing the game' [crying laughter]. 
"$20 million, limited field, no cut... sound familiar [thinking face]. 

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