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Patrick Cantlay: LIV Golf was “inevitable”

Patrick Cantlay: LIV Golf was “inevitable”

Patrick Cantlay has “no plans” to move to LIV Golf – but claimed the rebel tour’s arrival in the pro game was “inevitable”.

Golf has been divided over the last year after the Saudi-funded circuit emerged on the scene, with several top players jumping ship.

Despite being linked on several occasions with a move, Cantlay is staying put and is now a member of the PGA Tour’s Player Advisory Council.

But in an interview with’s Drop Zone podcast, he gave his verdict on the breakaway tour.

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“I have no plans to go to LIV and haven’t for a while, and that’s been my stance,” Cantlay said. “I think it’s funny when people say ‘chaotic’ about how golf has been. I understand exactly why you would say that but I think that’s very relative. If you look at other sports, they are way more chaotic than golf.

“Golf, the last 30 years have been extremely stable. The last two have been unstable and compared to where it was, extremely unstable with 20 or so of the top 50 guys in the world going to another tour.

“From that point of view it has been chaotic. But MLB baseball has gone on strike nine times in the last 30 years, other sports have gone through similar things and golf’s never had a strike.

“I just think it was inevitable that after so much time and consistency of no disruption, eventually a disruptor was going to come about and that seems to be LIV.”


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