The Premiere Golf League took another hit as world number’s two and four both decided they won’t be participating in the league.
Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm are both sticking to the PGA Tour.
Brooks Koepka: "I'm out of the PGL. I'm going with the PGA Tour." Pretty big blow to Premier Golf League to have Brooks and Rory not interested.
— Doug Ferguson (@dougferguson405) March 15, 2020
“I think what I’m going to do is focus on just the PGA Tour,” Rahm told Golfweek on Thursday. “At the end of the day I’m a competitor. I’m a PGA Tour member and I’m going to stay that way.
“I’m a young player. The PGA Tour has been doing things extremely well,” Rahm said. “Hopefully I have a long career ahead on the PGA Tour. The PGA Tour has done such a great job with what we have and I’m really thankful for what they’ve done.
Bubba Watson is also on the list of golfers who won’t join the PGL.
Like @BKoepka @McIlroyRory my loyalty is with the @PGATOUR. The way Jay Monahan and the Tour have handled the current situation makes me proud to be a member! One of many reasons I want to play on this Tour for the rest of my career #PGATour #ProudMember https://t.co/ieekS5WWUj
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) March 16, 2020
It seems that Jay Monahan’s threat that any player who joins the PGL will not be able to play on the PGA Tour has been taken to heart.
I find this disappointing.
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