Steph Curry wants to know why golfers are leaving PGA Tour
Several golfers announced they will leave the PGA Tour for Saudi-backed LIV, causing controversy. NBA’s Steph Curry wants to understand their reasonings.
The Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is also an avid golfer. He even played in the PGA Tour last year. So this year, as many golfers are opting to play in the LIV International series instead of the PGA Tour, Curry wants to understand why.
It would seem the biggest reason is money, though Phil Mickelson has said he believes the LIV series is good for the sport. Other golfers have echoed that sentiment, as well as saying it is simply something new and exciting. The biggest name to renounce their PGA membership is Dustin Johnson, who said he thinks it’s what’s best for him and his family right now.
The golfers who have resigned from the PGA Tour will not be eligible to compete in the Ryder Cup. Considering the backlash it has created and the consequences that have resulted from golfers choosing it over the PGA Tour, there would need to be a better reason than it just being new, one would think.
“I’m just really curious about the whys that they’re jumping ship,” said Curry.
“There’s certain moments where there’s an acknowledgement that the tour has done an amazing job at supporting players, but there’s always room for improvement on ways to increase revenue streams or their ownership of what the tour’s doing or their awareness of what the tour’s doing. It seems like there’s accountability in conversations on both sides.”
“I’m sure that money is a big part of it, but I don’t know what the other consequences are going to be, the punishments, or whatever the fallout is in terms of them leaving the tour.”