Former Ryder Cupper WDs from LIV Golf's Q-School and retires

Former European Ryder Cup member Victor Dubuisson has announced his retirement from the game after withdrawing from LIV Golf Promotions.

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Wed, 6 Dec 2023
Former Ryder Cupper WDs from LIV Golf's Q-School and retires

When LIV Golf announced their version of Q-School, the speculation over which players would enter was intense. 

Primarily, that was because the PGA Tour had initially given its members the green light to sign up. 

The European-based DP World Tour also allowed their members to participate on the condition golfers submit a tournament release request. 

What transpired was the PGA Tour apparently changed their mind and we were left with what some could consider an underwhelming roster trying to nab one of the golden tickets to the lucrative LIV Golf League

Former major champion Jason Dufner was perhaps the highest profile name in the field. 

Another name stood out, and that was former European Ryder Cup member Victor Dubuisson. 

Dubuisson, now 32, was part of Paul McGinley's 2014 side that triumphed at Gleneagles. 

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The enigmatic French golfer then suddenly withdrew from the competition, prompting speculation about his future. 

Now, we have an answer as Dubuisson has told L'Equipe he has decided to retire, citing loneliness. 

"The solitude had become extremely heavy," he said. 

"I started from nothing so I'm extremely satisfied with what I've done. I see myself as a little kid with my little bag and my Decathlon clubs.  

"I wasn't at all predestined to have this career. A lot of people will say that I could have done more and that I could have been world number one.

"But my strength is being satisfied with what I had. I'm happy with that. I don't live in regret to dwell on all the time."

Dubuisson, who spent 15 years as a touring professional, said he now plans to turn his attentions to coaching. 

LIV Golf Promotions will be played over 8-10 December at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. 

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