Sungjae Im releases statement on LIV golf rumors

Sungjae Im has shut down speculation linking him with a move to the LIV Golf Series following his withdrawal from the Travelers Championship, insisting he is “fully committed to the PGA Tour”.

The South Korean was replaced on the pitch at TPC River Highlands by Ryan Armor on the eve of round one, with rumors immediately circulating that he was set to follow Abraham Ancer and Brooks Koepka to join the controversial league-backed circuit. ‘Saudi Arabia.

However, Im quickly set the record straight, revealing that a recent injury had forced him out of the fight, before adding that he has no plans to quit the PGA Tour.

“I would like to address the public as there seems to be speculation regarding my withdrawal from the Travelers Championship,” Im wrote.

“I have had back pain for the last few days, which has not improved. I have decided to rest and get treatment so that I can finish the season strong.

“Rest assured that I am fully committed to the PGA Tour. It has been my lifelong dream to be on the PGA Tour and I am fortunate to have this platform to be able to play with and against the best players in the world.

“For the record, I would also like to publicly state that I have no affiliation with, and have no intention of discussing any affiliation with, the LIV Tour.

“I hope for a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing you at a PGA Tour event soon!”

This is not the first time that false reports have linked players to the Greg-Norman-led attempt to form a separatist world golf league. Two-time Major winner Collin Morikawa has also been forced to deny rumors that he is considering quitting the PGA Tour for pastures new.

Morikawa wrote: “To say it again you are all absolutely wrong. I’ve been saying it since February at Riviera that I’m here to stay on the @PGATOUR and nothing has changed. Now if you want Excuse me, I have cereal to pour into my milk.”

Michael C. Ford