Matt Fitzpatrick: ‘I have no interest’ in changing LIV Golf, but I’ll reevaluate it if it becomes the ‘Main Tour’ | Golf News – NewsRaiser


Matt Fitzpatrick has reaffirmed his future with the PGA Tour as he heads to the Memorial Tournament hoping for his first PGA win.

Matt Fitzpatrick has insisted his future with the PGA is ahead of this week’s Memorial Tournament, but is expected to re-evaluate whether the LIV Series will become the main tour.

The LIV series kicks off next week at the Centurion Club with a $25 million purse, and Fitzpatrick will not participate in the opening.

“Tiger made a big point in the PGA that day in his press conference. He’s here to create a legacy and win championships and win the major championships, and that’s kind of – that’s definitely where I am,” Fitzpatrick said.

Rich Beam and Andrew Coultart reflect on the PGA Tour's decision not to allow players to participate in LIV Golf events and what might happen in the future.

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Rich Beam and Andrew Coultart reflect on the PGA Tour’s decision not to allow players to participate in LIV Golf events and what might happen in the future.

Rich Beam and Andrew Coultart reflect on the PGA Tour’s decision not to allow players to participate in LIV Golf events and what might happen in the future.

“And it was kind of interesting, it’s been kind of, you know, I’ll be honest, in some tournaments I might not necessarily be in, and I can’t win, so I think, oh, you know, well, at least on the bright side, I’ve won a lot. This week after the tournament ends.

“I was out of the American PGA and wasn’t interested in what I won that week. I was just disgusted that I didn’t win. I had the chance and didn’t take it and that kind of said a lot to myself about myself. That’s all I worry about here.

“You want to have records. I want to win championships, and for me, that’s why the type of LIV Golf doesn’t interest me right now.

However, the Englishman did not completely rule out the move and admitted that if the Tour was to become the main attraction, he would have to re-evaluate where he is competing.

Claude Harmon III claims that LIV Golf and the Saudi series

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Claude Harmon III claims that LIV Golf and the Saudi series are “the elephant in the golf room” and adds that “the players are like penguins, sitting on the edge of the ice waiting for someone to jump.”

Claude Harmon III claims that LIV Golf and the Saudi series are “the elephant in the golf room” and adds that “the players are like penguins, sitting on the edge of the ice waiting for someone to jump.”

He added, “Five years from now, if you suddenly become the main tour, you’re obviously rethinking your options.

“But for now, yeah, I’m here to make sure I give myself the best chance to win trophies, win the majors, and really continue my career that way.”

Fitzpatrick has yet to win on the PGA Tour in his four years of involvement and is hoping the US Open, which kicks off on June 16, will provide him with the perfect environment to finally secure a victory.

“Yeah, I really like it here [at Memorial]. Returns every year and the golf course is in pristine condition. It was arguably one of the best we’ve played all year.”

“Yeah, that feels good. It’s been a good season so far, and like I said, the last two tournaments I’ve played have played really well.

Matt Fitzpatrick talks about his bad luck chasing a great PGA Tour title and reflects on his impressive performance at Wells Fargo

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Matt Fitzpatrick talks about his bad luck chasing a great PGA Tour title and reflects on his impressive performance at Wells Fargo

Matt Fitzpatrick talks about his bad luck chasing a great PGA Tour title and reflects on his impressive performance at Wells Fargo

“This week is a little different for me. The only time I played really well was at a different time of the year, and the golf course was very different, and it was consistent and fast. The other three times I played or I played twice, it was – well, actually three Times, I count Workday Charity Open on that, too, as being really really cool and maybe somehow not necessarily playing to my strengths that much.

“So yeah, I’ll be interested to see how it goes this week and see how it goes, really.

“The US Open seems to be my best event out of all the four, and I think that says it all, really, what everyone knows about the US Open, and I think that’s kind of the thing that I enjoyed more than maybe some of the guys played American PGAs where they were taller and softer and not necessarily degrees lower but a little bit more, a different kind of stiffness I think.”

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