LIV Golf player Laurie Canter says there have been points over the last 12 months where it has 'been embarrassing' to be a professional player.
Canter was one of the first players to come under heavy scrutiny as he teed it up in the inaugural LIV Golf event at Centurion Club last June.
It was a decision that saw him fined heavily from the European DP World Tour and even resulted in close personal relationships becoming strained.
No stranger to voicing his opinion, his close pal and fellow tour pro Eddie Pepperell expressed his disappointment in Canter.
"I could not quite fathom making that choice," Pepperell previously said. "But I can recognise it is a decision he can make, and they can all make."
In comments to Ewan Murray of the Guardian, Canter went on the offensive about some of the criticism he has received.
Speaking about the last 12 months where the PGA Tour and LIV Golf waged an expensive court battle, Canter suggested it there have been points where it has been 'embarrassing to be a professional golfer'.
"I have had teaching pros say to me that they have been embarrassed by some of the conduct that has gone on," he told Murray. "That is not what being a golfer is about."
The topic of morality has been approached extensively since the emergence of the rival tour.
And Canter has some thoughts of his own about this:
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