Major chief on DeChambeau's idea for LIV players? "Not at the top of my list"

Martin Slumbers, the chief executive of the R&A, has reacted to Bryson DeChambeau's proposal for LIV Golf players' access to the four majors.

Major chief on DeChambeau's idea for LIV players? "Not at the top of my list"
Major chief on DeChambeau's idea for LIV players? "Not at the top of my…

Martin Slumbers, the chief executive of the Royal & Ancient, has reacted to Bryson DeChambeau'as proposal for LIV Golf players to gain entry into major championships. 

DeChambeau was one of many LIV Golf players who offered their thoughts after the Official World Golf Ranking officially denied the breakaway tour's request for accreditation. 

The 30-year-old said it was 'sad' LIV players were denied the points they desperately require so they can attempt to qualify for golf's four majors. 

His idea was to offer major championship spots to those that finish in the top 12 of the money list on the Saudi-backed rival league. 

"We would love to find another way to be integrated into the major championship system," DeChambeau said before LIV Golf Jeddah

"Since I think we have some of the best players in the world."

The R&A oversees golf's oldest major, the Open. Slumbers himself wasn't keen on LIV Golf when he spoke to the media before the landmark 150th Open at St. Andrews. 

That major was held amid unprecedented disruption in the game. 

LIV Golf chief executive Greg Norman wasn't invited to the festivities at St. Andrews and it was actually at that point in time the rival league launched their OWGR bid. 

Slumbers previously said of LIV: "We believe it undermines the merit-based nature and the spirit of open competition that makes golf so special." 

His tune has changed since then and he met in secret with Saudi PIF governor and LIV mastermind Yasir Al-Rumayyan at the 151st Open at Royal Liverpool in July. 

Slumbers also played with Al-Rumayyan at the Dunhill Links Championship alongside OWGR chairman Peter Dawson and LIV pro Peter Uihlein. 

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Reacting to DeChambeau's proposal, Slumbers told @flushingit

"I think that's one of the options that we have. It's not the option that is top of my list at the moment, but it would be one of the options that is available"

Aside from DeChambeau, Cameron Smith and Dustin Johnson tore into the decision. 

Smith described the snub as 'ridiculous' whereas Phil Mickelson claimed there were four reasons why LIV were never going to get world ranking points.

As things stood before Jeddah, Talor Gooch led LIV's money list having picked up $15,070,012 in on-course earnings. 

Smith was second with $13,755,417 in prize money. DeChambeau was third with $12,995,000. 

Brooks Koepka, Branden Grace, Anirban Lahiri, Johnson, Harold Varner III, Patrick Reed, Charles Howell III, Mito Pereira and Sebastian Munoz round out the top 12 on the money list. 

What do you think about this? Should LIV players reap what they sow? Should there be a way to incorporate LIV players into majors?

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