We’re going this week BMW Championship at WentworthThere was a lot of tension in the air. Billy Hurschel, John Ram, and Shane Lowry were a number of the PGA Tour members who expressed their displeasure at allowing some of the LIV Golf squad to play in the DP World Tour event.
Ian Poulter was one of the 17 golfers allowed to play this weekend. Due to his suspension from the DP World Tour events, Poulter along with the likes of Lee Westwood and Taylor Gotsch were allowed to participate.
A bystander picked up on a tense conversation between Poulter and Billy Horschel – one of the most outspoken golfers on the tour.
I wonder what Billy Horschel and Ian Poulter are talking about here 👀🥊 pic.twitter.com/kFThmGCKsR
– George Cooper (@GeorgeCooperNCG) 7 September 2022
No sound could be heard but tension was evident between the two of them.
However, Poulter addressed the situation this morning by sharing a new version of the video with an audio track – a fictional conversation between him and Horschel dubbed into the tense video. Tartan pants are indicated by Poulter, as well as by Rod Stewart. It’s very funny, thanks to the postman.
– Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) September 10, 2022
It was a great use of the day golfers were gifted yesterday.
Horschel and Lowry’s opinions about the LIV Golf . unit
Speaking earlier this week about giving Saudi-backed dissident players permission to play the DP World Tour event, Hurschel described golfers as “hypocrites” and were only playing for world ranking points.
I honestly don’t think the American guys who didn’t support the Tour should be here.
Abraham Unser, Talor Gooch… Never played this tournament before, and never supported the DP World Tour. Why are you here?
You are here for one reason only and that is to try to get the world ranking points because you don’t have them (on LIV Golf). It’s hypocrisy because of what some of these guys said when they said they wanted to play less golf.
It’s possible Horschel still has a problem with the American players who are in for Wentworth this weekend, but it’s good to see that there was no love lost between him and Ian Poulter.
As Shane Lowry explained his feelings On LIV Golf the rebels say “there are certain guys I can’t stand being here”.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Lowry said:
I can’t say I’m 100% okay with everyone here. There are some guys that I wouldn’t mind being here, given what they’ve done on the tour over the years. There are some guys that I just can’t stand being here, to be honest.
I don’t like them being here and I think, frankly, the only thing that has really bothered me over the past few months is how turbulent they are all trying to be.
I get that they’re all here for the world ranking points and I understand that – but somehow, I think they’re here for that, and to be annoying. I don’t think they are here for anything else.
Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t like confrontation, I don’t like any of that stuff. So look, I’m going to say hi, I’m going to do something. This is the way I will be.
There are some guys I’ll shake hands with, and there are certain guys I won’t.
There is still a long way to go if relations between LIV Golf and PGA Tour members are rectified, but the issue of these players’ eligibility to participate in the BMW Championship remains.