DP World Tour pro burns both LIV Golf and PGA Tour after weekend action

Nine-time DP World Tour winner Pablo Larrazabal mocks PGA Tour after iconic Pebble Beach event reduced to 54 holes like on LIV Golf. 

DP World Tour burns both LIV Golf and PGA Tour after weekend action
DP World Tour burns both LIV Golf and PGA Tour after weekend action

DP World Tour star Pablo Larrazabal has mocked the PGA Tour after the circuit reduced its first full-field signature event of the season to a 54-hole finish at famed Pebble Beach. 

Larrazabal tweeted just moments after PGA Tour officials confirmed Wyndham Clark had been declared the winner of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am after just three rounds as a result of bad weather. 

The PGA Tour tried to wait things out for a Monday finish but strong winds and torrential rain meant the iconic US Open venue was in no fit state to host a final round. 

It meant the PGA Tour was forced into a 54-hole finish for its $20m event

The fact it was also a no-cut tournament as well certainly made LIV Golf fans chuckle. 

Clark, now a three-time winner on the PGA Tour, moves from 10th to sixth in the Official World Golf Rankings and he collects a hefty $3.6m first prize.

Nine-time DP World Tour winner Larrazabal, 40, was in no mood for congratulations.


While no doubt a tongue-in-cheek tweet from the Spaniard, it was still cheap shot in the direction of the PGA Tour, which unlike LIV Golf always attempts to play 72 holes just like on the DP World Tour. 

Larrazabal tweeted with laughing emojis: 

"At least the DP World Tour is the only major tour that plays 72 hole tournaments... but 90% cheaper."

One golf fan tweeted in response: "Maybe PIF can rescue DP for you guys."

It's no secret the DP World Tour has been reduced to something of an afterthought in the professional game of late, especially with the PGA Tour now taking the top 10 DP World Tour players not already exempt for membership. 

The PGA Tour last week announced a $3 billion private investment with Strategic Sports Group (SSG).

That has somewhat put the spanner in the works where the ongoing framework agreement between the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and Saudi PIF is concerned in 2024. 

As for what the latest SSG / PGA Tour deal means for the DP World Tour remains unknown, and it worries Larrazabal somewhat. 

Larrazabal tweeted last week:

"We can confirm that a deal between the PGA Tour and the Strategic Sports Group is done. But where is the DP World Tour in this deal? Is it beneficial to us? What is it going to do to us? Well, we will see, I hope."

Larrazabal recently slipped out of the world's top 100 following a missed cut in Ras Al Khaimah and a T29 at the Bahrain Championship. 

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