July 23, 2024

Xander Schauffele had previously opened up on the offer he received from LIV Golf, but it appears the American star is remaining loyal to the PGA Tour for now

Xander Schauffele has committed to competing in the PGA Tour’s 2024 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am next month, seemingly eliminating any possibility of him joining LIV Golf.

The breakaway circuit has been associated with Schauffele’s name since its establishment last summer. Since last June, several of the top players on the PGA Tour, including Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, and Phil Mickelson, have chosen to play in Saudi Arabia.

Schauffele, however, looks to be choosing to remain on the PGA Tour for the time being. The 30-year-old will begin his 2024 campaign at one of the circuit’s most illustrious events.

Several celebrities, including the seven-time PGA Tour winner, received an offer from the LIV setup, but they chose to decline it. And even though the American had a sizable quantity of money on the table, he has no regrets about turning.

“I haven’t really thought a whole lot about it [LIV Golf offer],” Schauffele said in an interview with Today’s Golfer from last month. I don’t sit here and think, “Oh my goodness, I ought to have gone after that more, or anything like that. I’m generally happy with my situation and my accomplishments.

Even though Schauffele has pledged his loyalty to the PGA Tour, he is among several players who have expressed their dissatisfaction with the circuit’s leadership after they decided to collaborate with the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF). The proposed agreement calls for the Tour to cooperate with their LIV competitors, following a year-long conflict with the breakaway league.

The American first stated that he felt “betrayed” by the Tour’s decision to reverse course in Saudi Arabia, and in the months that followed, he demanded that commissioner Jay Monahan and other officials be removed from their positions. Schauffele continued, “I wouldn’t mind seeing some new leadership take place on our circuit.”

If I claimed to have a great deal of trust after what transpired, I would be lying. When I speak with a lot of guys, I most definitely find that to be the consensus. When they refer to it as “our Tour” and things can happen without our knowledge, it seems a little contradictory.

It’s challenging. While I’m sure there are explanations for what transpired, it also makes it extremely difficult for us to have faith in the leadership, which is meant to be looking out for our best interests but did some things behind our backs.” The 30-year-old will travel to Pebble Beach next month alongside several other well-known figures.

In addition to Schauffele, the six European Ryder Cup players Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Viktor Hovland, Matt Fitzpatrick, Rory McIlroy, and Tyrrell Hatton will all tee it up. Jordan Spieth and Wyndham Clark, two of his American teammates, will also be on the field with the 30-year-old.

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