Nine-time major champion Gary Player admits that he is not happy with the ongoing war between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf.The LIV Golf Invitational Series, headed by Australian Greg Norman, has seen the golfing world divided over the rebel series, as many critics slam it as an attempt to "sports wash" Saudi Arabia's human rights record.
Since June's London opener, 11 South Africans have participated, which was soon whittled down to four with Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace and Shaun Norris comprising the SA team, Stingers GC.LIV golf has positioned itself as a disruptor in an industry mainly dominated by the PGA Tour and its strategic ally, the DP World Tour.READ | Gary Player remains SA's global sporting icon: 'He is second to none' LIV golfers are also barred from playing the PGA Tour, while the DP World Tour has issued fines and suspensions at some of their events.The Official World Golf Ranking organisation have not awarded LIV golfers with ranking points.The PGA Tour also faces a few lawsuits as the legal battle over the conflict with the Saudi-backed series continues.
Speaking at his two-day Gary and Vivienne Player Invitational at the Lost City Golf Course, Player admits that he dislikes the war in golf at the moment."I have no objection to people playing on the LIV tour.
I think it's wonderful to give people the opportunity to make some money when they can't play anymore," said Player in Sun City."Many people are going out there with a new lease in life.Read more on news24.com