Billy Horschel accuses LIV Golf players of being ‘hypocrites and liars’ and attacks those who join them | Golf News
Billy Horschel on LIV Golf members: “I think they’ve made their bed. They decided to go play on this tour and they should go. They shouldn’t come back on the DP World Tour or the PGA Tour .”
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Billy Horschel has been very critical of golfers who have decided to move from the PGA Tour to LIV Golf.
Billy Horschel accused players who joined LIV Golf of being “hypocrites and liars” and urged them to stay away from established tours.
Horschel has been a passionate defender of the PGA Tour and DP World Tour ahead of the co-sanctioned Genesis Scottish Open, which will feature a number of LIV players after their suspensions for playing in the sustained breakaway’s inaugural event by Saudi Arabia have been temporarily suspended. call.
Following a hearing before Sport Resolutions (UK) on Monday, the suspensions imposed on Ian Poulter, Adrian Otaegui and Justin Harding have been lifted and they have been added to the field at the Renaissance Club, with others to follow.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said they could not financially compete with the Saudi-backed LIV Invitational Series in a statement made ahead of the Travelers Championship.
But while Horschel has insisted he has no ill will towards these players, the world No.15 has made his feelings on the divisive subject very clear.
“I believe they’ve made their bed,” Horschel said. “They decided to go play on this tour and they should go. They shouldn’t come back on the DP World Tour or the PGA Tour.
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“To say that they also wanted to support this tour, whether it’s DP or PGA Tour in the future, while playing the LIV tour, is completely silly. These guys have made their bed. They say that’s what they want to do. So leave us alone.
“They keep saying the PGA Tour isn’t listening. I’ve been really frustrated with that because there are a lot of guys who are hypocritical, who don’t tell the truth and who lie about certain things. I just can’t stand to sit here and be diplomatic about it anymore.
“The comments they make, comments that (PGA Tour Commissioner) Jay Monahan doesn’t listen to. opportunities we have.
“I’m one of over 200 PGA Tour members, so when you shoot the PGA Tour, you don’t just shoot them. You shoot us.”
Padraig Harrington says he is delighted to see the PGA and DP World Tours focusing on their own improvement rather than trying to “roll back” LIV Golf.
Horschel also denounced some of the reasons LIV players have used to explain their defections, including wanting to spend more time with their families.
“I don’t see my family for five weeks but that’s what my wife and I have decided,” he added. “Am I crying about it? No. I’m living my dream of trying to play golf professionally and supporting my family financially.
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“There is a small division in the locker room and some are more upset than others. I don’t have bad will but I’m just tired of hearing comments that aren’t truthful. There are guys who feel like they’re giving up on the PGA Tour and if that’s what they want to do, go, stay away.
“If you don’t want to be part of this tour that has given you so many opportunities to make a name for yourself and establish financial stability for your family and everything, then that’s fine. Stay away and everything will be fine without you guys.”
Billy Horschel says he doesn’t understand why players at the peak of their careers have decided to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series.
The Genesis Scottish Open will this week offer the strongest DP World Tour field in its history, with 14 of the world’s top 15 set to play at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick.
The tournament will also offer three places for the 150th Open via the Open Qualifying Series, awarded to the three best players in the top 10 who are not already exempt.
Group coverage begins Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports main eventbefore full coverage from 12:30 p.m.