Harold Varner III dropped an expletive as he claimed PGA Tour stars who remained loyal and didn't jump to LIV Golf should not be compensated.
In a Q&A with Yahoo Sports, the 32-year-old American has opened up on what life has been like since he bolted from the PGA Tour in 2022.
It has almost been a year since he ultimately decided to join the breakaway. It was a decision that he wrestled with for some time.
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The golfer claimed in the interview it was harder to win on the LIV Golf circuit than on the PGA Tour because of the vast riches on offer.
LIV events have offered $25m prize purses at every single tournament. A cool $4m is awarded to the winner and there are also team bonuses.
Varner said the biggest misconception about LIV is that it's 'not serious', adding:
In a sensational attack on his LIV Golf peers, he blasted:
Varner was asked if there was any blowback from that comment.
He told the publication:
Varner was asked if he would like to return to the PGA Tour one day. There's a couple of events he would like to tee it up at, but ultimately he isn't bothered.
Asked about the PGA Tour's 'framework agreement' with Saudi Arabia's PIF, Varner said he 'didn't care' about it because nothing is going to be figured out for a while.
"I just get to play golf," he said.
Varner also stated that he doesn't believe PGA Tour stars who rejected mega money from LIV should be financially compensated.
Monahan also gave the taskforce, named the player benefit program, the responsibility of determining how to welcome back LIV players to the PGA Tour should they wish to return.
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Varner is competing at LIV's 11th event of the 2023 campaign in Bedminster.
There are only two more stops in the 2023 season, in Chicago and Jeddah, before the $50m team championship in Miami.
Varner is said to have been paid in excess of $40m to join LIV.
So far in 2023, he is fifth in the money rankings with $7,605,833 in on-course earnings.
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