ATLANTA — PGA Tour Rookies of the Year Favorite Cameron YoungSundays announcement was that he will continue to be with the tour, having spoken with LIV Golf about the possibility of joining the new circuit.
Young, speaking after Sunday’s final round of Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club said he was intrigued to hear LIV Golfs fresh thoughts but was encouraged by the fact a group of top players were working with PGA Tour staff to make the tour better.
Young stated that he had decided to stay Frankly. Its a very difficult situation because its nothing that anyone really wanted to occur. It wasnt meant for this type of hostilities between the two.
Young, the 17th-ranked golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking became the seventh player to finish runner up five times in a single season since 1980. Young was the first player to achieve this feat since 1980. Vijay Singh2003. Young was second at the Sanderson Farms Championship and Genesis Invitational, Wells Fargo Championship, The Open, The Open, and the Rocket Market Mortgage Classic.
Young, 25, was a top-25 player in 24 starts. He finished the FedEx Cup regular season ninth. Young is the first rookie on the PGA Tour to earn more than $5 million in a single season. Young had already earned more than $6.5million before he entered the Tour Championship.
LIV Golf will announce Monday the addition of at most six PGA Tour members. This includes the world No. 2 golfer Cameron SmithYoung was defeated by Young 1 stroke in the 150th Open held at St. Andrews. Chiles Joaquin Niemann, Australias Marc Leishman, The United States Harold Varner III, Indias Anirban LahiriAmerican Cameron TringaleYou are also likely to compete in LIV Golf’s next Boston event.
Chiles Mito PereiraSources tell ESPN that LIV Golf is also expected to be joined by him at some point in time.
Young attended the PGA Tour players meeting last week at the BMW Championship, Wilmington, Delaware. This was led by Tiger WoodsAnd Rory McIlroy. Young claimed that McIlroy was his friend and he was there to listen, and not talk.
Jay Monahan, PGA Tour commissioner, announced Wednesday that the tours top players have committed to playing in 20 events starting in the 2022-23 seasons. The schedule will also feature 13 high-profile events with average purses in excess of $20 million.
Young stated, We don’t know which player will be going after this week or next. I think there is a core group of guys who are going to stay, and many of them are high-ranked players around the world. I dont believe the PGA Tour will see a significant drop in competition.