‘LIV Should Have Been’: Contrary to Others, DP World Tour Legend Makes An Uncanny Remark About LIV Golf

Published 06/06/2023, 6:50 AM EDT

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In a recent episode of the Bros and Birdies podcast, a prominent figure from the DP World Tour shared a surprising comment about LIV Golf. The remark has left golf enthusiasts and industry insiders intrigued, as it raises questions about potential collaborations and the future of the sport.

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The unexpected revelation from this renowned figure adds an intriguing twist to the ongoing discussions surrounding LIV Golf. Should LIV golf have been the way forward? Join us as we unravel the story behind this surprising revelation.

The astonishing perspective: A DP World Tour legend’s contrary view

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In a recent episode of the Bros and Birdies podcast, Chubby Chandler, renowned manager of golfing stars like Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke, shared intriguing thoughts on the European Tour and its potential collaboration with the Premier Golf League (LIV). Chubby expressed his belief that Keith Pelley, CEO of the European Tour, should have pursued a partnership with LIV Golf.

Chubby wished that Keith Pelley had successfully negotiated a deal between the European Tour and LIV, emphasizing the mutual benefits it could have brought. However, he revealed that Keith was overruled by the board, which chose to stick with American counterparts instead. He said in the podcast, ““I wish Keith Pelley had have done it because LIV should have been part of the European Tour or the European Tour should have been part of LIV. And, I think what happened was, I believe, that Keith was overruled by his board.”

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Despite the European Tour subsequently reaching an agreement with the Americans, Chubby maintains that a collaboration with LIV would have been advantageous.

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What adds intrigue to Chubby’s opinion is that even Keith Pelley himself recognized the potential benefits of working with LIV. However, the ultimate decision rested with the board, which included influential figures like Jay Monahan. The rejection of the partnership proposal by the board raises questions about their reasoning. And the direction they envision for the European Tour.

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Chubby Chandler stated that, “He wanted to do a deal and his board said ‘no we don’t want to do it, we’re gonna stick with the Americans.’ Now, the deal he’s done with the Americans, whether it looks good or bad, it actually guarantees the future of the European Tour.

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“So, in a way it’s very good. But, I wish he’d have sat down with them (LIV).” He added.

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Chubby’s viewpoint resonates with many golf enthusiasts. Those who believe that embracing the opportunities presented by LIV could have ushered in exciting changes for the European Tour. A collaboration between the European Tour and LIV would undoubtedly have created a buzz in the golfing world.

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Sakshi Ghadoliya

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