Report: LIV Golf exec floats outlandish PGA Tour idea

A LIV Golf executive has floated this crazy idea, despite ongoing hostilities. 

Report: LIV Golf exec floats outlandish PGA Tour idea
Report: LIV Golf exec floats outlandish PGA Tour idea

In one of the more ambitious proposals currently doing the rounds, a report by SI has revealed LIV Golf are trying to float the idea of 'cross-pollination' with their PGA Tour rival. 

It is an outlandish idea, given the two tour's are suing each other. 

NEW: Brooks Koepka "actively recruiting" PGA Tour star and major champion to LIV Golf

But one exec at the breakaway tour has suggested they believe there is scope for an agreement whereby the top four players in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup come into compete in the LIV Golf League, with the top four 'rebel' players teeing it up at The Players Championship. 

Related: LIV set to announce new details of relegation system

"We're not going anywhere," this executive said, adding:

"There's an opportunity for more teams, the opportunity to cross-pollinate from an all-star PGA Tour team that might have the top four FedEx players coming to compete in every event or our top four players playing in the Players Championship, whatever it might be."

Report: LIV Golf exec floats outlandish PGA Tour idea

The news comes as legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus sounded off on those who decided to join the rival tour last year ahead of the Memorial

As far as Nicklaus can see, he doesn't even consider them 'part of the game anymore'. 

Read more of what he had to say by clicking here

LIV Golf have now played seven events of their 14-tournament season. 

Last week, they returned to their streaming roots by broadcasting on YouTube once again amid reports their TV ratings have been dismal. 

LIV Golf is bankrolled by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund. The rival league has spent a mind-boggling sum of money ever since its inception. 

This was described as a 'flawed' business plan by PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh before the PGA Championship that was ultimately won by Brooks Koepka

Despite this, the unnamed exec believes LIV will be around for decades. 

They said:

"This was always going to take time to mature, time to establish itself. That happens at different stages for the league, for the teams and the events. We've always acknowledged and knew that it would take time for them to become fully established and fully commercially mature. And in terms of what that looks like, it’s almost limitless."

Elsewhere, the exec explained plans for LIV to have corporate sponsorship and have 'home' venues for each team. 

Three time major champion Bubba Watson has previously outlined his outlandish plans for a home for the RangeGoats. 

Read the full report by SI

What do you think about this? Why not send us a Tweet?

Watched our latest YouTube video?

LIV Golf news

Sponsored Posts