Rory McIlroy, however, has reversed his stance, advocating for no penalties for breakaway league players, after admitting: "It's hard to punish people."
Neither Thomas nor Fowler has shied away from voicing their concerns over a potential return for LIV players, with Thomas going so far as to say, "I'm definitely not in the agreement that they should just be able to come back that easily."
Marching to the beat of the same drum, Fowler also seemed reluctant for LIV golfers to be given an easy ride back to the PGA Tour, claiming:
The suggestion that LIV pros may find their way back onto the PGA Tour comes following ongoing negotiations between the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which financially backs LIV, and the PGA Tour for a potential merger.
While the initial deadline for the two organisations to strike a deal has passed, a new date has been set for the merger to be agreed upon in April.
With the future uncertain, Scheffler took the time to speak to reporters ahead of the opening round of the WM Phoenix Open to voice his opinion on the matter, claiming:
While a potential unification of LIV and the PGA Tour is still very much hypothetical, if the two Tours were to combine, Scheffler believes there should be a pathway back for players, but it should come with some sort of caveat.
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