LIV Golf pro: "I really don't care if my family are here or not"

This LIV Golf pro famously tore into his fellow 'rebel' players before the 87th Masters. 

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Sat, 27 May 2023
LIV Golf pro: "I really don't care if my family are here or not"

Just one reason why PGA Tour players made the leap to LIV Golf was to 'spend more time with their families⟨™⟩'

Turns out for Harold Varner III, he doesn't really mind whether they are with him or not at LIV Golf events. 

Varner is currently in Washington for the seventh event of the breakaway tour's second season after a 'beta-test' year. 

The RangeGoats man took the 18-hole lead after with an 8-under 64 which included two eagles. 

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He is yet to taste victory on the rival tour but is nonetheless getting close to his maiden win after finishing fourth and T-8 in his last two starts. 

Varner was cheered on by his wife and son. Did that have a special effect on him? 

He told the media:

"No, I really don't care if they're here or not, but I'd rather them be here. Last night Liam slept with me and he's sick, so I don't know, I like sleeping with the kid. I can't really explain it, because usually he sleeps through the night, so I don't really ever get that moment.
"Yeah, it's great. I don't think it had anything to do with my golf. He wasn't pleased today when I picked him up, but it is what it is."

Fair enough. 

If you don't remember, Varner was the same breakaway tour player who tore into his peers before the 87th Masters. 

He told the Washington Post that he tells LIV players all they time they 'aren't growing the game' and are only growing their pockets. 

"They're full of s---; they're growing their pockets. I tell them all the time all of them, you didn't come here to f------ grow the game." Harold Varner III

Varner also said going forward it's not enough for the LIV players simply just to turn up at major championships. 

They've got to back it up with a performance which is exactly what Brooks Koepka did. 

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He said: 

"I think Cam said it best at Augusta, that it's important for the LIV guys to show up. It's not about just getting in. I thought that was really good. It helped me just getting my mind right, like we're here to play well. It's kind of cool when you're not playing for yourself."

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