Representatives of the 4 significant champions in males’s golf will certainly make a decision whether LIV Golf League gamers will certainly get world-ranking factors, after PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan and also DP World Tour CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Keith Pelley recused themselves from the Official World Golf Ranking board that is thinking about the issue.
Pelley informed The Telegraph of London on Monday that he and also Monahan had actually recused themselves from a board conference in December in which LIV Golf’s application for OWGR acknowledgment was gone over which they will not become part of the decision-making in the future.
A PGA Tour main verified to ESPN on Monday that Monahan had actually recused himself from the issue.
Pelley informed The Telegraph that agents of Augusta National Golf Club, PGA of America, R&An and also USGA will inevitably make a decision whether golf players get world-ranking factors for completing in LIV Golf occasions.
“I have not looked at the LIV application, and I’ve not given my opinions on an application I’ve not seen,” Pelley informedThe Telegraph “So, as far as LIV goes, we are not involved in it and have no influence or say in what transpires.”
LIV Golf CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Greg Norman had actually recommended in the past that Monahan and also Pelley must recuse themselves from thinking about the application since their circuits are associated with recurring lawsuits with LIV Golf.
LIV Golf and also 3 of its gamers are complainants in a government antitrust legal action versus the PGA Tour, in which LIV Golf implicated the scenic tour of utilizing syndicate power to squash competitors and also inhibited suppliers and also media business from dealing withLIV Golf It additionally implicated the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, the regulating bodies of the majors and also others of conspiring to avoid LIV Golf gamers from gaining world-ranking factors.
The PGA Tour countersued LIV Golf, affirming that it hindered its agreements with gamers.
LIV Golf gotten OWGR acknowledgment inJuly LIV Golf gamers weren’t granted factors for completing in the brand-new circuit’s events in 2022, triggering most of them to drop worldwide positions.
Two- time significant champ Dustin Johnson, that was LIV Golf’s initially private champ and also captain of its group champ, wasNo 3 worldwide at the beginning of 2022 however has actually been up to 44th. Bryson DeChambeau, the 2020 UNITED STATE Open champ, has actually gone down from 5th to 88th in the exact same amount of time.