An enormous subject of dialogue main into this 12 months’s Ryder Cup has been LIV Golf—or the shortage thereof.
On the American facet, Captain Zach Johnson picked Brooks Koepka, who performs for LIV, to symbolize Group USA. Koepka received the PGA Championship in Might and completed second at Augusta Nationwide in April.
The PGA of America—not the PGA Tour—organizes the American Ryder Cup crew, whereas the DP World Tour manages Group Europe.
Not like the Individuals, the DP World Tour banned LIV golfers from taking part in within the Ryder Cup. So which means no Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood, or Ian Poulter.
Humorous sufficient, Garcia reached out to try to make the crew on the final minute. However the DP World Tour refused his plea, reportedly value $867,000.
Garcia is the winningest participant in Ryder Cup historical past and would have been a fantastic vice-captain at this 12 months’s competitors. Jon Rahm even stated so, too.
However the Spaniard is not going to be in Rome, and it begs the query, ought to LIV golfers be allowed to play within the Ryder Cup?
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