Ahead of the Wyndham Championship, Davis Love III proposed a player walkout if LIV golfers were granted freedom by the courts and allowed to return to the PGA Tour.
The Florida-based tour, which has long been accused of running a monopoly, banned players who teed it up on the Greg Norman-led breakaway circuit. But this week 11 players filed what’s being called a “nuclear bomb” of a lawsuit against the PGA Tour, with LIV players even seeking a restraining order from the court in order to play in the tour’s big-money postseason.
Love III, who is captaining the PGA Tour’s Presidents Cup this fall, boasted that PGA tour players hold all the cards, and that a boycott card could be up their Ralph Lauren Polo sleeves.
"We just won't play" 😤
USA Presidents Cup captain Davis Love III has hinted at a major player boycott if LIV golfers are able to return to the PGA Tour 😬 pic.twitter.com/PRlGjVCjSI
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“If LIV guys sue and are allowed are allowed to play on the PGA Tour, the players are enough fed up with it,” said Love, who owns a single major title.
“We understand that we make the rules on the PGA Tour, and the commissioners enforcing our rules, we don’t want those guys playing and coming and cherry picking our tournaments.
“We [the tour players] hold all the cards, not Jay [Monahan], not Seth Waugh, or Mike Whan, they don’t hold all the cards. We hold all the cards.
“If we say no, we support the rules, we don’t want those guys playing. We don’t care what the courts say. Our only really – the nuclear – option, is to say fine, if they have to play in our events, we just won’t play.”