July 23, 2024

Golfers in their twenties and thirties who join the lucrative LIV Golf League have come under fire from European Ryder Cup vice captain Edoardo Molinari.

Edoardo Molinari, the vice captain of the European Ryder Cup, feels that golfers who sign with LIV Golf between the ages of 20 and 30 are “throwing away their careers.”

The shocking remarks were made by Molinari, the older brother of Francesco, the 2018 Open champion, in an interview with Gazzetto dello Sport.

According to the statistics man, you will probably come to regret decisions you made if they were made only with money in mind.

He told the publication, “To be honest, I don’t understand anyone who is 20 or 30 years old and risks throwing away a career to go to LIV.”

“My life would definitely change if they approached me with an offer of 300 million, but they don’t.”

The 43-year-old also disclosed that following the 2023 Ryder Cup in Italy, the breakaway tour made contact with Nicolai Hojgaard regarding a possible switch.

In the end, Hojgaard of Denmark rejected LIV.

In the end, Hojgaard’s teammates Tyrrell Hatton and Jon Rahm joined LIV.

Rahm’s LIV deal was reportedly valued at almost half a billion dollars.

Hatton, on the other hand, is said to have flipped a coin prior to taking his purported £50 million fee.

Molinari went on, “A few weeks ago, I was speaking with Nicolai Hojgaard who had a good offer.”

“And he turned it down because he knows he will still make a lot of money if he plays well in the future.

“However, he will have more freedom to choose, and he will definitely play in the majors.

“You run the risk of regretting your decisions if you make them solely based on money, even though it is hard to say no in front of a lot of money.”

According to Molinari, Rahm will undoubtedly attend Bethpage Black in September of next year.

There have been questions raised recently about his eligibility for selection.

That followed news that the DP World Tour was fining and suspending the reigning Masters champion, as confirmed by the Guardian and Telegraph Sport.

Molinari stated of LIV players, “I think that in two years we will find a way to call them anyway.”

Right now, membership in the European Tour is the sole prerequisite.

“I think someone like Rahm would like to compete in the Ryder Cup, no matter the cost. Therefore, I don’t believe he will leave the European circuit.”

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