PGA Tour star says let LIV Golf players compete in all the majors

PGA Tour player Cam Davis is content with LIV Golf players teeing it up in the majors. 

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Wed, 12 Oct 2022
PGA Tour star says let LIV Golf players compete in all the majors

PGA Tour star Cam Davis believes all of the world's best players competing on LIV Golf should still be allowed to compete in all four major championships moving forwards. 

Davis, who won the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic on the PGA Tour and recently competed in his first Presidents Cup, made his feelings known just days after it emerged LIV Golf has once again failed in its latest bid to receive Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points in its tournaments. 

With LIV Golf players failing to receive valuable ranking points (at least for now), there is real concern on the Saudi-backed circuit that some of the world's best players will slip out of the world's top 50 and become ineligible to compete in the four biggest tournaments of the season. 

One high-profile LIV Golf player on the verge of falling out of the world's top 50 is 2020 US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, for example, who is unthinkably 49th in the OWGR right now.

Of course, DeChambeau would be eligible to compete in the US Open next season as a recent winner of that major, but he would be out of the others if LIV Golf events continue to be shut out of receiving points. 

By the time The Masters swings around in April, even someone like four-time major champion and LIV Golf player Brooks Koepka, who is currently 33rd in the world, will be out of the world's top 50 and locked out of Augusta National. 

Davis does not believe that is right. 

"You obviously want to say you beat the best, so I'm happy for people who should be in a major to be playing in a major," Davis told AAP ahead of competing in this week's ZOZO Championship on the PGA Tour. 

"To be honest, obviously a major is a major. The history behind the trophy is what you are playing for.

"I have got no issues with those guys that deserve to be there coming back and playing those ones. They should be for everyone."

Tour pros who have elected to keep their PGA Tour memberships despite moving to LIV Golf remain banned by commissioner Jay Monahan. 

GolfMagic understands that "at least four players" currently in the World Top 50 will be jumping ship from the PGA Tour to LIV Golf ahead of 2023.

Reports are also hinting LIV Golf will adopt a cut after 36 holes and potentially extend to 72 holes in a bid to comply with the OWGR. 

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Despite losing the likes of his Australian compatriot Cameron Smith and former World No.1 Dustin Johnson to LIV Golf this season, Davis does not consider winning has become any easier on the PGA Tour. 

"I feel like the PGA Tour is always going to be a very difficult place to win regardless of if a couple of guys end up disappearing," said Davis. 

"Obviously a couple of the guys who are the most in form aren't there anymore and immediately following that there's a couple of less players to look out for on the leaderboard but those positions are getting filled all the time.

"One person leaves and someone else will...rise to that level as well."

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