Justin Thomas: LIV golfer’s complaints about ranking points ‘their’ ‘their fault’ | golf news

“I don’t understand. It’s so clear and written right there in front of them, they naturally want what’s best for them. Just like the decision they made to go there. I totally understand if I’m doing the same thing I want to, but that doesn’t make it right” – Thomas

Last update: 09/21/22 2:25 PM

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Justin Thomas says he doesn’t understand why LIV players complain about not getting rating points at LIV Golf events

Justin Thomas says he doesn’t understand why LIV players complain about not getting rating points at LIV Golf events

Justin Thomas says he doesn’t understand LIV Golf players’ complaints about rating points, saying “it’s their fault”.

All 48 players who participated in the LIV Golf event outside Chicago over the weekend sent a joint letter to President of World Golf Ranking (OWGR) Peter Dawson urging him to award rating points to competitors in the Saudi Arabia-backed series.

The letter, dated September 16 and shared by LIV Golf on Tuesday, included the electronic signatures of every player on the field at Rich Harvest Farms as British Open champion Cameron Smith won his second start on the lucrative circuit.

LIV Golf, which launched in June and has so far held five events, applied for recognition in the golf world rankings – which plays a key role in deciding to enter four major golf tournaments – in July and its profile is still under review.

According to the message sent by the players, every week that passes without the inclusion of LIV Golf athletes “undermines the historical value” of the world rankings.

But Thomas No. 7 in the world admits that he does not understand complaints.

“I mean, I don’t get it,” said Thomas. “It’s so clear and written right in front of them, they naturally want what’s best for them. Just like the decision they made to go there.”

“I totally understand if I was doing the same situation I would want it, but that doesn’t necessarily make it right.

Scotty Scheffler has claimed there is more talent on the PGA Tour than LIV Golf

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Scotty Scheffler has claimed there is more talent on the PGA Tour than LIV Golf

Scotty Scheffler has claimed there is more talent on the PGA Tour than LIV Golf

“The governing bodies have created a system for a reason, to try and create the best possible system for identifying the best players in the world.

“Now, would it be perverted because some of the top players aren’t there? Yes, but it’s their fault.”

Davis Love III: There is no talk of losing LIV players in the Presidents Cup

Davis Love III USA Presidents Cup captain has told the media that there has been no talk of missing LIV Golf players on his team…

“No, we both have [best 12 players, who also support the PGA Tour].

“In current form, two months ago, Dustin [Johnson] It could have been a pick from wherever he was at points – so far away. But it would have been a veteran’s pick.

“He was obviously the team champion at Whistling Straits, and he was a great partner to him [Collin] Morikawa, yes, we miss him, but on points, we got the guys we wanted to have.

Davis Love III, USA Presidents Cup captain, says there has been no talk of missing LIV Golf players on his team

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Davis Love III, USA Presidents Cup captain, says there has been no talk of missing LIV Golf players on his team

Davis Love III, USA Presidents Cup captain, says there has been no talk of missing LIV Golf players on his team

“We had to make him a place down below unless he got a big FedEx Cup lap.

“We are really happy with the 12 we got because we know they are committed and excited.

“There is no talk in our team room of any missing persons.”

Immelman on not picking LIV players for the Presidents Cup: We are a team of honor

International captain Trevor Immelman shrugged off LIV Golf’s defeat of the Presidents Cup options by insisting his team was a “team of honor”.

As the PGA Tour banned all Rebels, Immelman found himself handicapped when it came to picking.

International captain Trevor Immelman says players who joined LIV Golf knew they would jeopardize their selection for the Presidents Cup by doing so

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International captain Trevor Immelman says players who joined LIV Golf knew they would jeopardize their selection for the Presidents Cup by doing so

International captain Trevor Immelman says players who joined LIV Golf knew they would jeopardize their selection for the Presidents Cup by doing so

While the U.S. also has a number of missing golfers – the likes of Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed and Brooks Koepka – Captain Davis Love III can still call up five of the world’s top 10 and 11 of the world’s top 20.

“What prevented me (from choosing these players) was the fact that when I became captain, we signed on to a specific set of rules,” he said. “This event is owned and approved by the PGA Tour and our team is a team that sticks to the rules. We are a team of our word. We are a team of honor.

“Every player I spoke to since early in this process knew exactly what the situation would be and the consequences and they knew that if they made certain decisions they would be unlikely to be able to represent them in the international team, until they went to make the decision.

“All the cards were on the table, and everyone knows where they stand.”

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