sport news US Presidents Cup captain Davis Love III claims players could boycott majors ... trends now

sport news US Presidents Cup captain Davis Love III claims players could boycott majors ... trends now
sport news US Presidents Cup captain Davis Love III claims players could boycott majors ... trends now

sport news US Presidents Cup captain Davis Love III claims players could boycott majors ... trends now

Davis Love III has urged players to boycott the majors in protest against LIV Golf's Saudi rebels. 

The 58-year-old, who is this year's US captain for the Presidents Cup and captained the US Ryder Cup team in 2012 and 2016, is concerned about the consequences top players' defections could have for the two events. 

The 1997 PGA Championship has also grown frustrated with the civil war the series has created and insisted PGA Tour players should intervene if the LIV Golf rebels are still allowed to play majors.

He claimed there was a relatively easy solution if the Saudi-backed breakaway continues to be disruptive for golf's greatest honors.  

'Well, here's the biggest lever; and it's not the nice lever,' Love told Sports Illustrated. 'But if a group of veterans and a group of top current players align with 150 guys on the Tour, and we say, 'Guess what? We're not playing,' that solves it, right? 

'If LIV guys play in the US Open, we're not playing. If they sue in court, and they win, well, we're not playing.

'You know, there won't be a US Open. It's just like a baseball strike.'

Davis Love III has urged players to boycott the majors in protest against LIV Golf's Saudi rebels

Davis Love III has urged players to boycott the majors in protest against LIV Golf's Saudi rebels

The former Ryder Cup captain will lead Team USA in the Presidents Cup later this year

Love is a two-time US Ryder Cup captain, taking charge in 2012 and 2016

The former Ryder Cup captain will lead Team USA in the Presidents Cup later this year

Three of the major organizers have expressed their concerns over the future of LIV Golf players in the tournaments but have so far stopped short of banning them. 

On the eve of the first round of the British Open at St Andrews, Martin Slumbers, chief executive of the R&A, was withering of Greg Norman's LIV series, dismissing the start-up as 'entirely driven by money'.

While Slumbers said that barring LIV players is 'not on our agenda', with 24 rebels in the field of 156 here and currently eligible for all majors, he did disclose his governing body would 'review our exemptions and qualifications criteria for the Open'.

R&A chief Martin Slumbers was critical of the LIV defectors ahead of start of the 150th Open

R&A chief Martin Slumbers was

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