#sports Fred Couples hits out at LIV Golf stars for choosing to leave PGA tour for more time with family

#sports Fred Couples hits out at LIV Golf stars for choosing to leave PGA tour for more time with family

#sports activities Fred Couples hits out at LIV Golf stars for choosing to leave PGA tour for more time with family

Fred Couples has taken a jab at golfers who’ve chosen to be a part of LIV Golf as a substitute of remaining with the PGA tour, following Australian golfer Cameron Smith’s feedback over his choice to be a part of the Saudi-backed tour to spend more high quality time with his family at house.

‘For me, I have not been again in Australia for three years, as properly,’ Smith informed reporters of his surprising choice forward of his controversial debut later this week in Boston.

‘To spend more time at house, not lacking out on buddy and households’ weddings and a few my buddies have had children over the past, you recognize, 4 or 5 years that I nonetheless have not met. That’s going to be part of my life that I am unable to wait to get again,’ he added.

In response to the Saudi rebels, Couples, who notably received the Masters Tournament in 1992, in addition to the Players Championship in 1984 and 1996, tweeted that ‘the purpose is to EARN your method to work weekends’.

‘To all my buddies who I missed birthdays & weddings… so sorry, I used to be busy incomes a dwelling on the @pgatour and in my line of labor the purpose is to EARN your method to work weekends. And by weekends Imean 72 holes. Sorry not sorry,’ the 62-year-old, who has received 64 skilled match in his profession, wrote. 

Fred Couples, who won the Masters Tournament in 1992, took a swipe at LIV golfers on Twitter

Fred Couples, who received the Masters Tournament in 1992, took a swipe at LIV golfers on Twitter

The American, Golf Hall of Fame inductee tweeted, 'in my line of work the goal is to EARN your way to work weekend' in response to LIV golfers

The American, Golf Hall of Fame inductee tweeted, ‘in my line of labor the purpose is to EARN your method to work weekend’ in response to LIV golfers

Smith was amongst six new signings who registered with LIV Golf this week. Marc Leishman, Joaquin Niemann, Cameron Tringale, Harold Varner III and Anirban Lahiri are different names who’ve additionally joined the brand new golf league although Smith stays LIV’s highest-ranked participant to be a part of because the world’s present No. 2. 

On Wednesday, the Queenslander spoke for the primary time since defecting to the insurgent collection, defending his $100million transfer to the broadly condemned, Public Investment Fund-backed enterprise. 

‘This is a brand new sort of chapter in my life,’ Smith stated. ‘I believe that is the way forward for golf. I really like how it’s out right here.’

‘I believe it [the sport] wants to change, notably as our golf followers turn into youthful. I believe we want to do one thing to make it thrilling for them… it has been the identical for a really, very lengthy time and it wants to be stirred up just a little bit,’ he added. 

Couples’ parting shot at Smith is simply the most recent of a flurry of feedback made at golf defectors who’ve joined the Saudi-backed league. The agency PGA Tour advocate additionally hit again at LIV’s CEO Greg Norman. 

‘If they win or lose, I do not actually care,’ Couples stated final month on an antitrust lawsuit filed in opposition to the PGA by LIV Golf gamers. ‘I’m 62, I play the Champions Tour, nevertheless it’s just a little heartbreaking. Go do what you are doing. Suing the Tour, 11 guys when there’s most likely 200 guys on the Tour, I simply discover it actually, actually bizarre.’ 

Couples also took a jab at LIV CEO Greg Norman (center), saying no one on the PGA tour has liked him in the last 25 years. Pictured: World No.2 seed Cameron Smith (far left) with Marc Leishman (second from left), Wade Ormsby (second from right) and Matt Jones (far right) at the welcome party for the LIV Golf Invitational in Boston

Couples additionally took a jab at LIV CEO Greg Norman (middle), saying nobody on the PGA tour has preferred him within the final 25 years. Pictured: World No.2 seed Cameron Smith (far left) with Marc Leishman (second from left), Wade Ormsby (second from proper) and Matt Jones (far proper) at the welcome celebration for the LIV Golf Invitational in Boston

The 2013 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee, nicknamed ‘Boom Boom’ for his lengthy, correct driving skill off the tee in the course of the prime of his profession, additionally confessed that no PGA golfers have preferred LIV CEO Greg Norman within the final quarter century.

‘And I’ve a humorous feeling I do know the place it is coming and it is coming from their chief, who nobody’s preferred for 25 years. And that is not being imply, that is simply – that is the reality. He’s not a buddy of mine, however he by no means could be as a result of we do not get alongside. But he is operating a tour that he thinks is unimaginable.’ 

Earlier this yr, Couples voiced his help for Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, and Justin Thomas, for choosing to stay on the PGA tour. 

‘I’m pleased with @tigerwoods @mcilroyrory @jonrahmpga @collin_morikawa @justinthomas34 & many others for their loyalty & help of the best tour on the earth.’ 

#sports Fred Couples hits out at LIV Golf stars for choosing to leave PGA tour for more time with family

Couples also tweeted how proud he was of golfers who stayed committed to 'the greatest tour in the world'. He also tweeted 'Denied Denied Denied,' referring to a judge denying LIV golfers Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones from playing at the FedEx Cup in August

Couples additionally tweeted how proud he was of golfers who stayed dedicated to ‘the best tour on the earth’. He additionally tweeted ‘Denied Denied Denied,’ referring to a choose denying LIV golfers Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones from taking part in at the FedEx Cup in August

Last month, the outspoken American additionally tweeted ‘Denied Denied Denied,’ referring to his delight at a courtroom ruling denying ex-PGA-now-LIV golfers Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones from taking part within the FedEx Cup playoffs due to their ongoing authorized battle with the PGA. 

The FedEx Cup is the PGA Tour’s season-ending playoffs, with three tournaments performed within the ultimate three weekends of the calendar yr.

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan suspended the gamers for showing in LIV tournaments earlier this yr.

The choose dominated the gamers have been unable to make their case of irreparable hurt, agreeing with the PGA Tour’s place that their argument for emergency aid was of ‘their very own making’.

The high 125 gamers qualify for the primary spherical, the FedEx St. Jude Championship going down at TPC Southwind in Memphis, TN. Will Zalatoris received this yr’s occasion after battling Sepp Straka in a three-hole playoff. 

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