Justin Thomas wishes the players who jumped from the PGA to LIV would be more transparent about why they switched leagues. Thomas shot to those who talk about the matter and say, “I wish one of them had the guts to say, ‘I’m doing this for the money.'”
Thomas made those comments during a performance on the no stopping podcasting. Thomas explained how he feels about having to address players joining LIV Golf every week, saying he is surprised at how much he thinks about the matter.
“It’s hard,” Thomas says. “And I never thought I’d be in bed so many nights thinking about Fricken Tour and what’s going on and all these things.”
Thomas explained that while he wished players hadn’t jumped to LIV, he understands that they have the right to make their own decisions. However, what really bothers Thomas is that he feels players who jumped to LIV have not been honest about why they joined the tour.
“I understand that they are fed everything, what they have to say and all these things. But it’s just for them to say that this is all for the betterment of the game. To be quite honest, I would like a from them the balls to ‘I’m doing this for the money.’ Personally, I would have a lot more respect for that, but it’s just the more they keep talking, the players keep talking and saying this is for the betterment of the game, the more excited and annoyed I get about it.”
Thomas went on to talk about longtime PGA Tour veterans Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods about how disappointed they must be with prominent golfers defecting to the LIV tour. Thomas explained that he grew up dreaming about playing on the PGA Tour, which is why he is upset about the situation and has expressed his opinion.
Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy Angry About LIV
Thomas has consistently spoken out about golfers leaving the PGA Tour for the LIV. In June, he called it a “bummer” and said he was “annoyed” when he learned that other great golfers — such as Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed — were on the way to the LIV†
McIlroy also spoke out, calling the defections “a disgrace”. McIlroy also called out the golfers who had come to the LIV for the money.
The LIV is a new golf competition funded by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund. Golfers who have joined the LIV have been criticized for: Saudi Arabia’s poor human rights record†
The PGA Tour was quick to respond to golfers joining the LIV, suspend them from PGA events† A number of prominent golfersincluding Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson have jumped to the LIV this summer.