“LIV golf isn’t going anywhere” – Fresh blood Louis Oosthuizen vehement SAUDI-BACKED rebel league’s future is bright

Louis Oosthuizen said a solution will be struck soon and LIV golf is here to stay.

Louis Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen

South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen, who recently joined the Saudi-backed rebel LIV golf league, has vehemently declared that LIV is here to stay and that ultimately a solution will be found by rival groups to reduce conflict.

 “I saw what Rory (McIlroy) said about the game ripping itself apart and the need for the guys in all camps to get together and talk and figure something out and, in truth, I’ve always thought that’s inevitable eventually,” Oosthuizen said.

“LIV isn’t going anywhere and, of course, neither are the Tours and after the lawyers do their thing, it will come to a point when they will all get around a table and find a solution. I’m not sure where I’ll be in my career by then, but it needs to happen,” the 39-year-old golfer added.

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Louis Oosthuizen regrets missing out on President’s Cup amid LIV golf controversy

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Louis Oosthuizen

Oosthuizen was banned from the President’s Cup tournament this year after news broke out that he was joining LIV golf. The South African recently admitted that the ban was a tough pill to swallow for him.

“There’s a lot of pangs about missing next week. I think of us who are here (South Africa)—Charl [Schwartzel], Branden [Grace], Carlos [Ortiz] —they would love to be able to play. It’s a bit of a stinger. I thought by resigning my membership before I did anything wrong really… there’s no rule that says I need to be a PGA Tour member to play the Presidents Cup, especially as an International team player,” he explained.

The development suggests that golf regulatory bodies would be in a tussle for some time to come with players having to choose sides that would serve them better in the long run. Players are expected to either suffer or gain in the process of conflict with preferential treatment being given to some marquee names and others having to wait on the sidelines.

Also, players who have vowed their allegiance to one of LIV or PGA are not allowed to switch sides and are currently banned from either one of the two prominent golfing governing bodies.

There are multiple ongoing court disputes around the LIV golf controversy and the league does not have an official broadcaster in the United States of America as yet. However, in recent times, it was reported that Fox has reached out to LIV golf for a media deal.

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Ashish Maggo is a Tennis and Golf writer at FirstSportz. He is secretly hoping that Novak Djokovic eclipses Rafael Nadal to become the all-time singles Grand Slam titles leader.