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LIV Golf drags Tiger Woods into PGA feud, makes allegations in lawsuit

LIV Golf has sued the PGA Tour for “publicly criticizing” Tiger Woods, the players who joined the controversial tour.

Fifteen-time major winner Woods turned down a $1 billion offer to join a Saudi-funded breakaway group led by Aussie legend Greg Norman.

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Woods said last month he disagreed with the concept and now the PGA Tour has accused Woods, 46, of “doing his bidding” by hitting the LIV Series joiners. the sun Reports.

Australian Cameron Smith is said to be the latest star to join the Norman Revolution in a $140 million deal.

But the allegations of LIV, as reported by Daily MailWoods criticized “especially young golfers” for their decision to join the tour.

11 LIV players have filed an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour in the United States after being banned earlier this month.

Mexican golfer Carlos Ortiz later recused himself from the plaintiffs, who included major stars such as Bryson DesChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Ian Poulter. After being banned from the PGA Tour, they say they were punished for joining the LIV series.

Part of the lawsuit reads: “The Tour has made Tiger Woods do his bidding and publicly criticize golfers – especially young golfers – for joining LIV Golf, suggesting they will never play in the Masters, The Open or other Majors and receive no income.” OWGR (Official World Golf Rating) points.

Greg Norman is on a hiring spree at LIV. Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFPSource: AFP

Woods’ words also echoed earlier reports that suggested the tour majors “continue to push to boycott the tour’s outlaw group, LIV Golf, and punish players who play in any LIV events.”

Woods said last month: “I don’t agree with those who went to LIV, I think they turned their backs on what allowed them to get to this point. Some players even had the opportunity to practice playing on one of the tours.

“They’ve gone from the amateur ranks to that organization and never had the opportunity to experience what it’s like to play a program or play at big events.

“Some of these players may not even get a chance to play in the big championships. This is possible. You will never get a chance to experience this here. Hike the Augusta National Highway.

“i don’t understand. What are these players doing for guaranteed money, what is the incentive to practice? What’s the incentive to get out there and find it in the dirt?

Tiger Woods is not a fan of the LIV revolution. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

Woods also said he doesn’t see how LIV Golf is a “long-term positive” for the game of golf.

He added: “You’re getting paid a lot of money up front and you’re playing 54 holes playing a few events.

“They play fiery music. I can understand 54 holes for the senior tour. The men are older and a little more battered. When they were young, 72-hole trials were part of it. We would have 36-hole games for the majors.

“I don’t see how this is going to be positive in the long run. It is sad to see some of these young children not getting the chance to walk on these hallowed fields and play in these great fields.

This article originally appeared in The Sun and is reproduced with permission.

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