Billy Horschel blames ridiculous amounts of money for luring golfers to join LIV Golf

Opinions have been divided over the months now and there has been heated debate all around involving the saga between PGA Tour and Liv Golf.

Billy Horschel
Billy Horschel

PGA Tour golfer Billy Horschel believes that some LIV Golf was thrown off the scent by their own teams when they decided to switch sides from the Tour to the rebel league.

Opinions have been divided over months now and there has been heated debate all around involved in the saga between PGA Tour and LIV Golf.

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Billy Horschel also believes LIV Golf stars don’t qualify for ranking points

Golfer Billy Horschel is selected in the American team.
Golfer Billy Horschel is selected in the American team.

The World No.1 is currently plying his trade at Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Horschel took time out and gave his views to Sky Sports on the heated debate regarding the LIV gaining world ranking points.

“Right now, LIV does not meet the criteria to get world ranking points and it’s a year or year and a half process minimum, the way it’s always been,” Horschel said.

“I think they all got some bad information from the LIV people and their agents didn’t do a good job of leading them down the right path or at least give them the full information,” he added.

The 35-year-old Horschel also insisted that money was the motive behind all the golfers who switched sides. According to reports, golfers Cameron Smith, Dustin Johnson, and Phil Mickelson were paid a staggering $100 million to join the contentious league.

“I think some of them thought that things were going to happen quicker and (were) reassured that things were going to happen down the road, but you know what, they signed for a lot of money so their bank accounts are pretty fat right now.

“That’s why the majority went because of the money, they didn’t go because of world ranking points or anything else. They went for the money for the most part. Maybe some of them have some regrets, especially the guys that aren’t qualified for the majors in the future,” he added.

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