After the announcement of new signings by LIV, it must be remembered that they do not always get away with it. Many golfers are tempted by the Saudi championship. Many young people above all, but also stars, such as the latest additions Cameron Smith or Joaquin Niemann.
These two are at number 2 and 19 respectively. They are two of the last six signings that the LIV presented last Tuesday, August 30. However, it is not always happiness for the competition directed by Greg Norman. Despite offering almost irrefutable amounts to golfers to make the transition from one circuit to another, there are some who refuse to change sides in this sport.
A clear example was Tiger Woods, who was offered up to 800 million euros. Something few people would be able to say no to. Another of the golfers who refused to move to LIV was Cameron Young. The world number 17 spoke about his possible departure to this competition and the reasons that led him to say no.
Cameron Young, statements
“They have a lot of ideas and are doing very interesting things. Frankly, I have decided to stay. It’s a very difficult situation, it’s a very difficult situation because nobody really wants it to happen,” Young said.
Nobody in the world of golf is happy with the state of the sport at the moment. Much less the players, who are involved in controversies and very complicated situations that endanger relationships between golfers. “I think it’s not on purpose that there is this hostility between the two (PGA and LIV).
Frankly, during the whole process with the LIV, I was very interested”, assured the number 17 in the world. Cameron Young came very close to joining LIV. Only a turn of events after the meeting that was held with the players to propose changes to the PGA, meant that the transfer did not take place.
“These changes that are coming up really helped me a lot in helping me decide to stay and go after those goals like getting a Presidents Cup, a Ryder Cup and winning a major when all of that you might not be able to do if you go to LIV.
It is a difficult situation for me because I am young and there are many factors, “added Cameron Young. The new PGA format may really work and it looks like people like Cameron Young are already attracted to the idea of playing more games and a league with the top 20.
Competing with the best and the fact that the prizes of the tournaments is a great incentive for both young and experienced golfers. In fact, the latter have been key figures in carrying out the proposal to change the format and make the PGA more attractive and powerful .
Cameron Young, like many other professionals, continue to trust the PGA. At the moment, the LIV continues to make signings and the North American circuit tries by all means to retain its golfers.