Will Zalatoris makes HUGE prediction for PGA Tour vs LIV Golf

Will Zalatoris talks LIV Golf, voting Rory McIlroy for President and his Tiger Woods wishes. 

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Wed, 14 Sep 2022
Will Zalatoris makes HUGE prediction for PGA Tour vs LIV Golf

Will Zalatoris believes Tour pros will one day be able to compete on both the PGA Tour and LIV Golf, following an interview with Graham Bensinger. 

Zalatoris confirmed he will remain on the PGA Tour despite recent speculation on social media that a World Top 10 player could soon be off to LIV Golf

In the interview with Bensinger, which you can watch below, Zalatoris talks about a number of golfing topics such as his prediction for a PGA Tour / LIV Golf combination one day.


"If you look at the guys that have gone... no disrespect to them at all, but a lot of them are older, or they've been injured or they've been on the road for 20-plus years and they don't wanna do it anymore and they wanna play for a couple more years and get a nice nest egg and call it quits," said Zalatoris when asked why he has no interest in moving to LIV Golf right now. 

"I've never done this for money, ever. If the US Open had a $100,000 purse, I'd still show up to the US Open.... I'm in this to go win a major – that’s my career goal. There's no amount of money that I would give to trade that for a trophy. There's no amount of money, to me, that can make me give up on my dreams." 

When pressed on his gut feeling as to what may unfold in the PGA Tour vs LIV Golf war, Zalatoris said: "I don’t know the answer. My guess is that we'll probably be able to do both. I'm still through and through PGA Tour though." 

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Zalatoris then explained how roughly 75% of PGA Tour players regurgitate Rory McIlroy's opinions. 

So much so, Zalatoris would even be prepared to vote the Northern Irishman for President if he had been born in the United States.

"If Rory was born in the United States, I'd vote him for President," said Zalatoris. "He's one of the most intelligent, well-spoken, introspective people I've ever met. We're lucky to have a guy like that around.

"He just thinks of the general interest. I guarantee you, 75% of the guys on tour probably look at what Rory says and then they just try to put it in their own words, just because it's just so well thought out and well said. So, he's always got my vote."

Zalatoris, who recently won his maiden PGA Tour title at the FedEx St Jude Championship, also spoke about his wish to play a round of golf with Tiger Woods. 

He also wants to encourage Woods to push for an exemption to use a golf cart so he can play a bit more on the PGA Tour. 

"I would love to play with Tiger at least once before he's done," said Zalatoris. "The part that amazes me is that he just has such a hard time walking, but man, he can still play some good golf.

"Tiger could get a cart if he wants to, but you know that he's never going take it, because that's who he is. And it's like, selfishly I'm like, ‘Dude. Get in the cart. I want to play with you. Get in the damn cart."




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