LIV Golfers will not have the opportunity to perform for the European team at this year's Ryder Cup. The merger between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf could change things in the future, but that will be decided by the key people of the golf scene.
Martin Kaymer emphasized in a press conference that things should remain the same this year, considering the chaos that could arise. However, he is a supporter of the idea that LIV Golfers get a chance to perform at the next Ryder Cups.
“I think this year nothing should change, if you ask me. There’s too much chaos anyway, obviously the US team is their own thing,” -Martin Kaymer said. “But, going forward, it would be nice for the golf fans and us players who want to play against the best players from both continents and I think it shouldn’t matter where you play, whether it is LIV, DP World, PGA Tour”.
Martin Kaymer on fans' expectations
Martin Kaymer gave the example of Henrik Stenson and the chaos that would arise if LIV Golfers were allowed to play this year. Kaymer wants the future to be completely different regarding the Ryder Cup.
It seems that golf has entered a new era where things could look completely different than what we are used to. It can be said that that era was already created with the creation of LIV Golf, and now the process is entering a new phase with the merger.
“Wherever you play, you should be eligible for the Ryder Cup if you’re good enough,” Kaymer continued. “This year it should stay the way it is because imagine the chaos that would come out if Henrik Stenson was being picked!
For the future I think the fans want to see the best players competing and that would be my way forward”. We hope that we will really have the opportunity to watch the big names at the Ryder Cup, regardless of their affiliation to the Tour.
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