LIV Golf’s Martin Kaymer is skipping the 2022 BMW PGA Championship… because of friction?
The World of golf never fails to surprise, and this time was no different for Martin Kaymer. A part of the LIV Golf Series, Kaymer has decided not to take part in the BMW PGA Championship that is coming up this week. The LIV Series has not failed to cause its fair share of drama over the last few months since its inception, and its consequences are showing clearly, as they’re affecting the golfers.
A total of 19 golfers are all set to be a part of the DP World Tour’s BMW PGA Championship, but the number reduced by 1 as Kaymer decided it was not for him to play the series. “Of course, there will be friction there, that’s why I’m not going. I don’t need to go to a place where, feel-wise, you’re not that welcome. They don’t say it, but [it’s there]… I do love the European Tour and I do like Wentworth,” quipped the golfer in despair.
“I think it’s a flagship event that people like to participate in. But under those circumstances, I try to stay in the area where the energy is high, where the energy is positive. I don’t know why I should fly to England, [and] be on the golf course for four or five days where you are not that welcome, I would say.” LIV Golf players have been banned from the PGA Tour, but other tours have not taken the same action yet.
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“It has nothing to do with the European Tour or the players or anything like that … but where we are right now [in professional golf], I try to stay away. I will wait until everything settles.” The matter has become even more awkward as Tour boss Keith Pelley laying down a number of rules for the returning players.