After recent stories of players like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm pledging their allegiance to the PGA Tour, it looks like another high-caliber name remains in place, with the Tour releasing a statement on behalf of Dustin Johnson.
Statement on behalf of Dustin Johnson pic.twitter.com/731B4SmyQvFebruary 20, 2022
In the statement, Johnson said: “Over the past few months there has been a great deal of speculation about an alternative tour, much of which appears to have included me and my future in professional golf. I believe that now is the time to put such speculation to rest. I am fully committed to the PGA Tour. I am grateful for the opportunity to play on the best circuit in the world and for all that it has given me. and to my family. While there will always be areas where our Tour can improve and grow, I am grateful for our leadership and the many sponsors who make the PGA Tour the premier golf tour.”
This may come as a slight shock, as just weeks ago the two-time Major champion described the Saudi Golf League breakaway as a “really good concept”.
At that same press conference, the American also refused to be drawn into speculation that Ian Poulter had been offered a huge sum of money to make the league. At the time, Johnson said: “I can’t speak for Ian. Yeah, I’m sure they’re, well yeah, obviously whether they did it or not, I have no right to divulge. You would have asked Ian on that one.” DJ then also laughed off speculation that he too had received a similar offer, adding “No, not similar. It’s just not similar.”
Now, however, the 24-time PGA Tour winner adds his name to a growing list of players who have pledged their allegiance to the PGA Tour, with the American joining Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, Brooks Koepka. , Viktor Hovland and Justin Thomas.