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“Don’t think it’s right” – Jack Nicklaus, Xander Schauffele on proposed Saudi-backed Super League

The Super Golf League (SGL) is a proposed golf league, owned by LIV Golf which is financed by the Public Investment Fund.

Xander Schauffele and Jack Nicklaus

The proposed Saudi Arabia-backed Golf Super League has been on the receiving end of massive criticism of late. Some of the top players and other members of the fraternity didn’t shy away and went on to slam the fundamentals of this upcoming tournament.

Many of the game’s stars including the likes of Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Bryson DeChambeau publicly pledged their allegiance to the PGA Tour’s flag. They joined a chorus that already included Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka.

Meanwhile, current World Number 8 in PGA Tour Ranking, Xander Schauffele was added to the list.

My allegiance to the PGA Tour, my belief in positive changes at the verge of being implemented as the PGA Tour, in particular when it comes to shared intellectual property rights, size of purses and overall transparency, never wavered,” Schauffele posted on Twitter on Wednesday.

“What happens to the other guys?” – Jack Nicklaus

In a function ahead of the Honda Classic earlier this week, former American golfer Jack Nicklaus was asked about the league led by his good friend, Greg Norman.

“(The PGA Tour’s) brought millions and millions of dollars to communities, it’s brought great competition, great television,” Nicklaus said. “Why would I not support that? Instead, I’m going to go support for my own benefit, see 40 guys break away from the PGA Tour at the whim of an advertising agency in Saudi Arabia? What happens to the other guys?

I just don’t like it. I don’t think it’s right.”

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