Tommy Fleetwood’s caddie suggested he “isn’t going” to LIV Golf despite taking a shot at the DP World Tour and the “resentment” towards chief executive Keith Pelley.
Ian Finnis, one of Fleetwood’s closest friends who has looped for the Englishman since 2016, decided to reply to a post by Sky Sports’ golf correspondent Jamie Weir on Twitter.
Weir suggested that there is a lot of resentment for the LIV Golf “rebels” by some DP World Tour pros and that they’ve even dubbed them the “Sour 16”.
“There’s a mixture of stunned disbelief and seething contempt that these 16 players would then sue a Tour that’s given them such a good life or given them the platform to make these millions,” posted Weir.
The 16 so-called “rebels” have reportedly upped the ante by asking for an emergency court order to allow them to play the forthcoming Genesis Scottish Open.
Finnis responded to Weir: “Similar to the resentment to [DP World Tour chief executive] Keith Pelley? [He] Promised a better European Tour once DP World was announced then we played for less money! And the members who play ever week on DP World can’t even play Scottish Open because the PGA Tour want to play? #Joke.”
Then the bagman appeared to provide an update on Fleetwood’s future.
It’s hard to underestimate just how much anger and resentment there is from DP World Tour players towards ‘The 16’. The general feeling is that they feel betrayed and knifed in the back: they’re no longer wanted on the Tour and they want them nowhere near the Ryder Cup team.— Jamie Weir (@jamiecweir) July 1, 2022
Similar to the resentment to Keith Pelly ? promised a better european tour once DP world was announced then we played for less money !! And then members who play every week on DP world can’t even play Scottish open because the pga tour want to play?#joke— ian finnis (@FinoEFC) July 1, 2022
It would, I never said Tommy going !! I asked Jamie simple question? I want best for Europe not pga. Finally big event and lots of Europeans can’t play. How that running tour well— ian finnis (@FinoEFC) July 2, 2022
The 31-year-old has consistently been linked with signing for LIV Golf joining other Ryder Cup Europe stars that include Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell.
Over the weekend Paul Casey was announced as the latest player to sign for LIV Golf. He was welcomed onto the team with a message from Bryson DeChambeau.
Finnis replied to a Twitter user who suggested that it would be “a shame” for Fleetwood to leave for LIV Golf when he hasn’t won on the PGA Tour.
He replied: “It would, I never said Tommy going !! I asked Jamie simple question? I want best for Europe not pga. Finally big event and lots of Europeans can’t play. How that running tour well…”
Fleetwood’s wife and manager Clare was reportedly at Centurion Club just outside of London a few weeks ago.