"It's their own fault" Justin Thomas reacts to LIV Golf pros' OWGR letter

Justin Thomas has offered his strong opinion in response to the LIV Golf Tour players writing a letter pleading their case for world ranking points.

"It's their own fault" Justin Thomas reacts to LIV Golf pros' OWGR letter
"It's their own fault" Justin Thomas reacts to LIV Golf pros' OWGR letter

Justin Thomas says "it's their own fault" the LIV Golf Tour pros currently find themselves in a position they do not earn world ranking points. 

To catch you up, 48 LIV Golf players sent a letter yesterday to the chairman of the Official World Golf Ranking pleading their case for accreditation. 

Currently, players on the controversial upstart do not have a pathway to qualify for golf's four major championships and the Olympics. 

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Players such as Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia all put their names to a letter asking Peter Dawson for inclusion. 

"Every week that passes without the inclusion of LIV athletes undermines the historical value of OWGR," the letter stated. 

The letter signed off: "We call on you to render a positive decision quickly – for the benefit of the integrity of the rankings, the game and all of us who love the sport." 

Thomas, 29, spoke to the media before the 2022 Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow. 

In typical fashion, the American - who has a record of 12-4-3 in two Presidents Cup and two Ryder Cups - was strongly opinionated. 

I mean, he didn't hold back before. Thomas previously stated that he just wanted "at least one" LIV Golf pro "to have the balls" to admit they left the PGA Tour simply for the money. 

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According to the two-time major champ, the LIV Golf Tour players knew when they signed on the dotted line there was "a very good chance they won't have world ranking points, and they took that risk."

"I mean, I don't understand," Thomas told the media. "It's very obvious and written right there in front of them. They just naturally want what's best for them, just like the decision they made to go there.

"I totally understand. Hey, if I was doing the same situation, I would want it, but that doesn't necessarily make it right. The governing bodies have created a system for a reason, and that's to try to create the best system possible to determine the best players in the world."

He added: "Now, yeah, is it going to be skewed because some of the top players aren't going to be in there? Yes. But that's their own fault for making the decision they made, and they knew very, very well going into it there's a good chance they won't have world ranking points, and they took that risk.

"In my opinion, that's their own fault." 

His team mate, Billy Horschel, also echoed his sentiments.

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"I've been consistent about this for four or five months now," Horschel told the media.  "All of those guys knew, when they left the PGA Tour, there was a good chance they may not get world ranking points anymore.

"Unfortunately, they were told that they were going to get world ranking points by their colleagues.

"That's what they feel, based off of Greg Norman and the people over there, feel like they should get world ranking points right away. That's not going to happen."

He added: "That's not the process in place. And for Greg to continue to attack Jay Monahan, Keith Pelley, and say there's a bias in place for not awarding them world ranking points, just follow the rules. They don't meet the criteria right now based off their tour to be awarded world ranking points.

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Horschel, 35, also claimed that he was only selected as a captain's pick for the Presidents Cup by virtue of the LIV Golf players' exclusion, who are currently ineligible to be selected for Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup sides. 

"Those are just people that don't know what the f*** they are talking about," Horschel said. 

Well, tell us how you really feel Billy! 

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