LIV Golf has accused the PGA Tour of letting the game's biggest stars speak out against players on the Saudi-backed circuit.
Tiger Woods openly criticized the player who left the PGA Tour to LIV at the request of the Tour, per The Daily Mail.
Carlos Ortiz has since withdrawn his name from the lawsuit, according to reports, but the remaining 10 players, including Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau, are among the 15-time major champions on the tour. Woods "does its bidding by criticizing players who quit the tour for the LIV.
"The tour also has Tiger Woods do the bidding to win the Masters, the Open, or other competitions. He publicly criticized golfers, especially younger golfers, who participated in LIV Golf by suggesting that they would never play in a major and would not earn OWGR [Official World Golf Ranking] points,” the lawsuit said. I'm here.
At the British Open in St Andrews last month, Woods said players who fell in love with LIV turned their backs on the sport.
"I disagree with those who went to LIV," Woods told reporters. told to “I think they turned their backs on why they were able to get this position. I didn't get a chance to go right away and really get a sense of what it was like to play in a schedule or a big event. They may never even get the chance to play in the championship it's a possibility they'll never get the chance to experience this here let's walk the fairways at Augusta National I don't know What are these players doing for their guaranteed money, what are the incentives to practice?What are the incentives to get out there and earn it in the dirt? }
"You get paid a lot up front, you go to a few events, and you just play 54 holes." No, it does include a security deposit, but there seem to be at least some questions about the money after it was revealed in court by LIV's lawyers earlier this week. At least some players in his LIV are counting tournament winnings against what has already been paid out with guaranteed money for participation.
Woods, reportedly over $500 million he was offered to join LIV, continues to speak out against the league.
"His 54 holes on the Senior Tour are understandable," he said at the British Open. "They're older and they're hitting a little bit harder. When you're young, the 72-hole Test is part of it. We used to have the 36-hole playoffs in the majors.}
Positive in the long run, some of these young children are going through these sacred grounds.
LIV stated that a statement made by Woods stated that the Tour does not operate golf's major championships. It alleges that it is consistent with previous evidence showing that it was pressuring governing bodies to join the Tour by punishing or banning players who played at LIV events. The lawsuit alleges that Masters officials told players not to play in LIV tournaments. He was also critical of Greg Norman, who said:
“I know what the PGA Tour stands for and what it has given us. The ability to chase the trophies we play and get what we got and the history that was part of this game," Woods said last month. "I know in the early '90s Greg tried to do what he's doing now. It didn't work then, but he's trying to make it work now. Whether it's profitable remains to be seen.
"All the governing bodies, the PGA Tour, the European Tour, all the majors — we all see things differently than Greg." 61}