Patrick Cantlay revealed in an interview that his representatives met with LIV Golf at the least as soon as in 2023, however he has “no plans” on leaving the PGA Tour.
“It is a private calculation primarily based in your values, your priorities, et cetera,” Cantlay told Golf Magazine this week in an interview revealed Sunday. “So I do not assume it is a shock that there is a sure sort of participant that is tended to go over there, on the entire. For me? I’ve no plans on becoming a member of LIV. I do not plan on becoming a member of LIV. I see myself taking part in on the PGA Tour.”
Cantlay served on the PGA Tour coverage board for the primary time in 2023, which didn’t cease LIV from persevering with to succeed in out.
“I declined provides,” Cantlay stated. “Pre and publish becoming a member of the board. And the latest provide I obtained, I declined in the identical assembly that my administration crew introduced it to me.”
Cantlay additionally addressed reviews that he’s “in control” of the PGA Tour because it navigates its future amid negotiations with Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Fund, which presently bankrolls LIV.
“I believe if you happen to simply take a look at the details which can be on the market, it could be unimaginable for anyone participant to take management,” Cantlay stated. “I imply, it could be unimaginable for all of the gamers collectively to take management; we solely have half the seats on the board, and any main vote round any of the issues we have been speaking about requires a two-thirds majority. And in addition, contemplating that the tour has employed (funding financial institution) Allen and Co., and given the tour has been driving discussions since even earlier than the framework settlement was introduced, I imply, on condition that set of details it is simply unimaginable for that to be the case.”
As for the hypothesis that the U.S. Ryder Cup crew room was divided, with Cantlay and his good friend Xander Schauffele on the aspect of gamers demanding monetary compensation, Cantlay refuted the claims.
“I really like these occasions,” the 2021 FedEx Cup champion stated. “I really like representing the opposite guys and the captains which can be on the crew. They’re a few of my favourite weeks and a few of my favourite recollections in golf and I care a ton concerning the Ryder Cup and a ton about attempting to win the Ryder Cup for america. And after I’m over there the one factor I am attempting to do is figure with the blokes, have enjoyable and produce the cup residence.
“There was zero divide. I believe if you happen to requested all of the assistant captains, the captain, the gamers, they’d inform you it is one of many closest locker rooms they have been part of.”
Area Stage Media contributed to this report.