Who will join LIV Golf next? What each of the top 30 players in the world said about the Saudi heel campaign

Bad news for PGA and DP World Tour stars hoping to jump in and secure big paydays? Golf agent Andrew “Chubi” Chandler revealed that LIV Golf recently fired two of the world’s top 30 players for asking for big checks.

“They don’t need it now,” said Chandler, who is acting on behalf of Richard Bland in negotiations to join the Saudi-backed tour. I Breakout series rip wave.

With European Ryder Cup captain Henrik Stenson and a host of top players from both sides of the Atlantic already painting their colors on the LIV mast, Chandler thinks major golf tours must come after residency at the Rebels or risk collapse in the autumn must come.

Chandler added: “Everybody needs to come around the table and talk. Otherwise they’re going to face a big problem.”

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“When the Saudis raised their heads, they had to go around the table and ask for what they wanted [PGA Tour] They are arrogant.

“I think [DP World Tour chief Keith] Billy tried to do something, but it’s too late now because [LIV] There is a lot of momentum. It’s just so pathetic that the PGA Tour ends up with three championships on the same model at the end of the year. They also cannot pay the same amount.

“The rounds should come together before the end of this year. It’s not rocket science. That put six LIV events on the PGA Tour schedule, four on the DP World Tour and four in the rest of the world. It works in tandem with everything else. They can’t afford not to do it.”

While Chandler believes the big contracts could end soon, speculation continues. With Open champion Cameron Smith and former Masters winner Hideki Matsuyama expected to join the upcoming LIV Golf, here’s what each of the world’s top 30 players had to say about their futures:

1 Scotty Scheffler

Asked if there was any character that could see him leave the PGA Tour, The Masters said: “I don’t think so.”

No. 2 Cameron Smith

The Australian has been linked with a £75m move to the LIV Tour and told reporters after winning the World Open: “My team takes care of all these things. I’m here to win golf tournaments.”

No. 3 Rory McIlroy

There was a straightforward opponent: “Easy way out. It’s not something I want to get involved in.”

4 Patrick Cantlay

The rumor is about to move. “My team handles it all,” he said.

No. 5 John Aries

The Spaniard stayed and said in June: “My heart is with the PGA Tour.”

No. 6 Xander Shabella

Meanwhile, he refuses to leave: “No, I’m not going. I want to play against the best players in the world.”

No. 7 Justin Thomas

The American is not fit for the tour: “The PGA Tour is the best place to play in the world.”

No. 8 Colin Morikawa

She denied the reports: “I’m here to stay on the PGA Tour and nothing has changed.”

No. 9 Victor Hovland

“I have no plans to play the LIV series,” the Norwegian told local press in June after receiving speculation.

Number 10 Matt Fitzpatrick

US Open winner not moving, at least for now: “LIV Golf I don’t care”.

No. 11 Sam Burns

The American is apparently satisfied with the PGA Tour.

No. 12 Jordan Spieth

Wraps it up: “Reports I’m thinking about anywhere other than the PGA Tour are wrong.”

No. 13 Is Zalotris

Can’t go: “I’m committed to the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour. Nothing has changed.”

No. 14 Hideki Matsuyama

The Japanese star has been linked with a £250m move to LIV and recently pulled out of the 3M Open.

No. 15 Billy Horschel

Don’t move, talk about the split in the locker room: “There are a lot of hypocrites.”

#16 Dustin Johnson

LIV’s highest-ranking defector resigned from the PGA Tour in June.

17 Tony Finn

The American has not said much publicly since LIV’s approach was confirmed in January.

No. 18 Joaquin Niemann

She dismissed reports last month: “There is nothing to say. I won’t go anywhere.”

No. 19 Cameron Young

The youngster has not yet responded, but the arrow has climbed to second place in the Open Championship.

Yang achieved an impressive second place at the Open Championship (Image: GETTY)

No. 20 Avraham Anzer

The Mexican signs up for the LIV Tour: “It’s not a question, it’s just a no-brainer.”

No. 21 Max Homa

They laughed at the idea of ​​moving: “You can buy a tour, but you can’t buy my goals and dreams.”

No. 22 Brooks Koepka

The four-time major champion made his high-profile move in June: “My mind has changed. That was the case.”

No. 23 Shane Laurie

Erie is content to stay. “I have nothing against them,” he said. “I never liked it.”

No. 24 Im Sung Jae

The Korean is “fully committed” to the PGA Tour. “I am lucky to own this platform. I have no connection with LIV.”

No. 25 Louis Oosthuizen

South Africa left the PGA Tour in early June to play in the first LIV event.

No. 26 Tommy Fleetwood

The English language management team has denied reports linking him with a move to the LIV Tour.

No. 27 Kevin Kessner

Disinterested, he says, “I feel comfortable supporting the PGA Tour and playing on the platform.”

No. 28 Tyrell Hutton

In any case, English is attached to a key, but not yet spoken in public.

#29 in Rison de Chambeau

Showman was one of the first to sign up for the LIV Tour, joining at the start of last month for £105m.

No. 30 Daniel Berger

America is another country that has yet to make any public statement, despite several reports.

The ranking is correct as of 23 July 2022

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