"I am definitely against it and this story is a perfect reminder of what happened in the world of football. This is just an economic project that aims to make the players as much money as possible. If there is someone who has this goal, they can choose this path easily," said Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy thus reiterates his no to the Premier Golf League.
"I think this project is really interesting and certainly deserves to be evaluated carefully" This is the position of Phil Mickelson who in the past had already winked at the Premier Golf League which aims to take the limelight from 2022.
The opinion of Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy is diametrically opposed. "I don't know how this story will end - the statements of Thomas, world number 2 - but my intention is to go back to being the best player, win as many majors as possible and do historic things on the PGA Tour"
These are the positions of some stars about nascent Premier Golf League (PGL) which, through a Saudi fund, would be ready to put 1 billion dollars to convince many big names to leave the traditional circuits to embark on a new adventure.
The Premier Golf League (PGL), with the support of a Saudi fund, returns to undermine the safety of the most important men's green circuits. Immediate reaction of the PGA Tour which, as has already happened in football with FIFA and Uefa, imposes a hard line.
"Anyone who decides to enter this circuit will be suspended immediately and will risk the definitive expulsion from the top American tour." This is the position expressed by Jay Monahan, commissioner of the PGA Tour.
The Premier Golf League would have put $ 1 billion on the table to convince 40-50 players to embark on a new adventure. Which covers 18 events around the world with mind-boggling bags. The goal is to take the stage as early as 2022.
Hideki Matsuyama aims for Olympic gold in Tokyo 2021
He said it in the first interview since he won the Masters 2021. Hideki talked about his future goals, especially the Summer Olympics 2021 which will be held in Japan, in Tokyo.
He said: "I was filled with nerves from the first hole to the last. I never felt there was a time for me to let up even a little bit and relax. Technically, I've had some pretty frustrating days since the beginning of this year and haven't been able to see the results that I've wanted.
But after my practice round on Wednesday, I felt like I kind of found something and started to feel pretty good about my chances that week. It’s hard to define what those feeling were but that was probably the biggest impression I had going into the tournament.
Tokyo Olympics? To be honest, I don't know what will happen yet, but I think I will be selected via the rankings. So right now, I just plan to be careful and try and avoid any injuries in the tournaments I have left to play before the Olympics, and then go there and win a gold medal. That's my goal. and I'll do my best to accomplish it."