#sports activities LIV Golf rebels should cut the ‘BS’ and ‘simply say they went for the cash’ claims Butch Harmon
LIV Golf gamers should admit they jumped ship for cash, claimed Butch Harmon, as he insisted Phil Mickelson should be forgiven.
The Saudi-funded breakaway sequence has efficiently lured a few of golf’s greatest names from the PGA Tour with profitable eight or 9 determine presents.
But some gamers have insisted they didn’t solely defect for the mega-money offers, as a substitute rolling out the excuses that it’s useful for their households, they had been drawn to the format or they consider the sequence ‘is rising the sport’.
LIV Golf gamers should admit they jumped ship for cash, claimed Butch Harmon (above)
Many defectors (pictured middle Henrik Stenson) have cited causes similar to household or the format as causes they have joined the controversial Saudi-backed sequence
Harmon has now instructed these gamers to cut the ‘BS’ however insisted they have the proper to develop their financial institution accounts as he admitted he would take the cash.
Speaking on his son Claude’s podcast, Son of a Butch, Harmon mentioned: ‘I believe the gamers that went to the LIV — you are in all probability not going to agree with me on this — they created the drawback as a result of they went for the cash, there is no doubt about it.
‘That’s BS about I’m going to play much less and I’m going to spend extra time at residence. No, you went for the cash. So simply say that.
‘Because the common man that works — if someone is in a job and someone comes up and says I’m going to provide you 20 instances more cash to return over right here, they’re going to go over there. And then they’re going to inform their buddies, hey, yeah, they provided me more cash and I went.
Star coach Harmon has instructed these gamers to cut the ‘BS’ however admitted he would take the cash
‘So to me that is the first drawback — I believe the PR of the LIV has not been good. The guys should have gotten collectively and be sincere. …
‘This ‘I’m going to develop the sport higher’ — no, that has nothing to do with it; you are not rising any sport. They’re rising their financial institution accounts. Which each sportsman has the proper to do — to get the finest deal you will get.
‘So I’ve an issue with individuals complaining about that. But I believe they introduced that on themselves by arising with this different stuff.’
Harmon remained impartial on the breakaway sequence however he did criticize the public for choosing on ‘good guys’ golfers however failing to hit out at the authorities or firms for their enterprise with the Saudi authorities.
‘Secondly, the factor that basically bothers me is that the public — and I’m not going to say I’m pro- or anti-LIV — the public is popping out towards these LIV guys as a result of it is a Saudi-run factor.
The gamers (pictured Dustin Johnson) have confronted backlash for becoming a member of the breakaway
‘Our authorities does enterprise with Saudi Arabia. Every massive company in the world does enterprise with Saudi Arabia. And so why they’re choosing on golfers, I do not know.
‘Golfers to me have been the most underpaid superstars in all sport. Because they do not get massive contracts. Yes, they make endorsement contracts. But it’s important to earn these. And as quickly as you play unhealthy, these go away. …
‘So why you choosing on us? Golfers are good guys. We do not hassle anyone. We simply go play golf. Yeah, the man had an opportunity to make $100million — I inform you what, someone provided me $100million, I’m gone, I’m over there. Let’s simply inform it like it’s.’
Harmon coached LIV’s chief defector Phil Mickelson from 2007 till 2015 and has had CEO Greg Norman as a pupil.
Mickelson got here below hearth after he branded the Saudis ‘scary motherf*****s’ mentioned he was nicely conscious of Saudi Arabia’s ‘horrible file on human rights’ in February.
Harmon coached LIV’s chief defector Phil Mickelson (left) from 2007 till 2015
However, Harmon insisted his former pupil deserved forgiveness as he insisted ‘no person’s excellent’.
‘Well, Phil’s very sincere,’ Harmon mentioned on the podcast. ‘I imply, he is received no filter. It’s one in all the issues I like about him, one in all the causes we had been associates, as a result of I received a whole lot of that in myself, too. … What we expect is what we say.
‘And I believe, in all honesty, I’m going to provide Phil some credit score. People did not prefer it, however a whole lot of the issues he mentioned about the Tour I believe had been true. And I believe the Tour is now seeing that and they’re attempting to vary a whole lot of that stuff.
‘So you bought handy it to Phil for that. He has taken an incredible quantity of criticism for it.
‘You know there’s issues which have come out about him and his private life that he hasn’t achieved, and look, hey, all of us make errors; no person’s excellent, all proper. We all make errors; there’s issues in our previous that I believe bygones should be bygones.’