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    Billy Horschel rips LIV gamers in BMW PGA discipline: ‘Why are you right here?’

    Billy Horschel speaks to the media forward of the BMW PGA Championship.

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    A number of LIV golfers will tee it up this week within the DP World Tour’s BMW PGA Championship, and Billy Horschel just isn’t completely satisfied about it.

    The defending BMW PGA champion fielded questions from the media for 20 minutes on Tuesday, and people listening received their cash’s price. Horschel pulled no punches when the dialogue turned to the LIV golfers’ presence within the discipline this week at Wentworth.

    “Although Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter have been stalwarts for the European Tour, I don’t assume these guys actually must be right here,” Horschel stated. “I actually don’t assume that the American guys who haven’t supported the PGA Tour must be right here. Abraham Ancer, Talor Gooch, Jason Kokrak — you’ve by no means performed this match, you’ve by no means supported the DP World Tour. Why are you right here?”

    Horschel speculated that the one purpose the LIV golfers are readily available is to garner world-ranking factors. Because it stands at present, LIV golf occasions don’t award any factors for the Official World Golf Rating — which, for a lot of, is their solely avenue into main championships.

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    “You’re right here for one purpose solely,” Horschel stated. “That’s to attempt to get World Rating factors since you don’t have them [on LIV].”

    The PGA Tour instantly suspended any participant teeing up in a LIV Golf occasion, whereas others resigned their memberships. The DP World Tour additionally levied suspensions and fines towards LIV golfers, however an arbitration decide paused these sanctions, with a closing judgment anticipated early subsequent 12 months.

    Horschel continued his tirade by calling out the LIV golfers for his or her hypocrisy — particularly because it pertains to the “restricted schedule” that enjoying the start-up tour affords.

    “It’s fairly hypocritical to return over right here and play exterior LIV when your massive factor was to spend extra time with household and need to play much less golf,” he stated. “In order that’s my stance on it. I can see the place different guys might differ and have a special opinion.”

    This isn’t the primary time Horschel has been essential of these enjoying on the up-start golf tour. On the Scottish Open this summer time, he additionally blasted the LIV golfers within the discipline for his or her hypocrisy. Final month, Horschel stated LIV golfers had been “brainwashed.”

    “If we had been on the PGA Tour, I might be hard-lined as I’ve all the time been,” he stated. Editor

    Zephyr Melton is an assistant editor for the place he spends his days running a blog, producing and modifying. Previous to becoming a member of the group at, he attended the College of Texas adopted by stops with Workforce USA, the Inexperienced Bay Packers and the PGA Tour. He assists on all issues instruction and covers newbie and ladies’s golf.

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