Players who joined LIV Golf after leaving the PGA Tour will not be able to compete in the annual Pro-Am tournament held by Seminole Golf Club, a prestigious US membership golf course.
According to a report by Golf Week on the 30th (Korean time), the Seminole Golf Club has a policy of not inviting LIV golf players to the Seminole Pro-Members Tournament to be held on February 28, the day after the PGA Tour Honda Classic. decided
The Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida, USA is a top-notch membership golf course famous for its closed operation that surpasses the Augusta National Golf Club where the Masters are held.
The Seminole Pro-Members Tournament is a luxury pro-am held here. Members of the Seminole Golf Club, celebrities from all walks of life, and top-notch professional players play together to build friendships. 스포츠토토
The roster was so spectacular that last year there was an article saying that more top players competed at the Seminole Pro-Members event than at the PGA Tour Honda Classic.
Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau (above USA), Charl Schwarzl (South Africa) and Sergio Garcia (Spain) who play in LIV Golf were regular players in this tournament, but it seems that they will not be invited this year.
It was somewhat expected that the Seminole Golf Club would exclude players from joining LIV Golf.
This is because Jimmy Dunes, chairman of the Seminole Golf Club, who is considered a big player in the golf industry, expressed his antipathy to LIV golf early on.
As a member of the PGA Tour policy committee, he dismissed LIV golf as an exhibition game, and when Schwarzl won the first LIV Golf Invitational, he said, “I’m a good friend, but I haven’t won (on the PGA Tour) since 2016. I went there and won? It’s really amazing,” he said with a mocking reaction.
He expressed hostility toward the players who left for LIV Golf, saying, “I don’t want to say harsh words to the players I used to hang out with here.”