Billy Horschel has come to the defense of the historic circuits and condemned the diva behavior of the players who left for the dissident league LIV whom he urges to leave for good.
At a press conference at Scottish Genesis Open from this week to The Renaissancethe Floridian insisted that he didn’t want to rant anymore and that he was going to let his heart speak when asked what he would have of the players who jumped ship for the millions of dollars of the dissident circuit funded by the Sovereign Fund of Saudi Arabia.
They made a choice, they assume it and they leave us alone. Sincerely !
His comments come hours after three players – Ian Poulter, Adrian Otaegui and Justin Harding – have obtained a report of the sanctions imposed on them by the DP World Tour in order to play at the Scottish Open from Thursday.
“They decided to go play on this round and they should go. They weren’t supposed to be here on the DP World Tour or the PGA Tour. They claim they want to support the historic tours as well, whether it’s the DP World Tour or the PGA Tour while playing on the LIV Tour… That’s complete nonsense. »
Very upset, the winner of the Memorial Tournament in early June demonstrated the inconsistency of their reasoning.
” To play the PGA Tour, you need to play 15 events. They are on a circuit that will require them to play 14 events (in 2023). So they’re going to play 29 tournaments a year just to keep their PGA Tour membership? It’s ridiculous. »
And just like that, I’m a Billy Horschel fan. pic.twitter.com/SkZbq282s7
— Bryce Ritchie (@BRitchieGolf) July 5, 2022
Hypocrisy and lies
The defending champion of the BMW PGA Championship added that he had no animosity towards a decision to play with LIV Golf.
“They made a choice, they assume it and they leave us alone. Sincerely ! They keep saying the PGA Tour isn’t listening. I was really pissed off to hear that because there are a lot of guys out there who are hypocrites, who don’t tell the truth and who lie about certain things. I can’t stand to sit here and be diplomatic about this any longer. »
Billy Horschel went on to poke fun at one of the top reasons LIV gamers keep saying they want to spend more time with their families.
“I’m not going to see my family for five weeks, but that’s what my wife and I have decided, he explained. Are you going to hear me complain about it? No. It is a dream to try to play golf professionally and support my family financially. »
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