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Sir Nick Faldo Cracks Open the Latest LIV Golf ‘Major’ Concern Through a Cruel Verdict and Taunts the Defectors

Published 10/29/2023, 6:07 AM EDT

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It’s common knowledge that Sir Nick Faldo is not a huge fan of LIV Golf. Nor does he hold the fledgling league in high esteem. Earlier, the six-time Major winner painted a doomsday picture of Greg Norman’s dream project by saying that no one is really interested in the league.

Once again, the retired British International commented on how LIV Golf differs from PGA Tour and DP World Tour. Coming on the SeriousXM PGA Tour Radio’s, ‘Gravy & The Sleeze‘ podcast, the 66-year-old former pro expresses that LIV Golfers will lack sporting motivation in the league.

Nick Faldo gets brutally honest about LIV Golfers

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Although PIF offers enough financial incentives for golfers to join the breakaway league, for Sir Nick Faldo, the dough is not enough to drive career satisfaction. “When I look back at my career, you don’t think of the dollar sign.” 

Faldo believes there is a lack of risk in the PIF-funded league that the golfers have to overcome, so eventually, they’ll lack career satisfaction. “There’s something about competing and putting yourself through the wringer, and then you feel proud of your achievements,” the European Ryder Cupper gets honest about his career.

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In particular, the Ryder Cup legend talked about the Majors, and how he experienced a career slump and overcame it to win his first Major. A win that motivated him and propelled him to have a garlanded career. “That makes you proud of what you did. And that’s with me forever.”

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It is clear from his comments that the nine-time PGA Tour winner feels it’s more about creating legacies than amazing a massive fortune. It is a statement that might resonate with most golfers. “So if you’ve achieved something, you then get satisfaction from doing that. And then from your satisfaction, you then (sic) create a memory.”

However, LIV Golfers have been denied that opportunity to create a memory like Faldo did when he won his first Major at the Open Championship in 1987. With OWGR rejecting LIV Golf’s appeal to bring the breakaway league into their fold, for young LIV golfers like Talor Gooch, major hope hangs by a very thin thread. 

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Currently, only a handful of LIV golfers are eligible to play majors. Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia, and Bubba Watson all are exempt by virtue of being former Major winners. On the other hand, Talor Gooch, despite topping the leaderboard at LIV, finds himself cut from the list of Major qualifiers.

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The criteria for invitations to the 2024 Masters remain the same. The officials will consider OWGR’s top 50 rankings by a certain date. Without access to OWGR points, Talor Gooch dropped from 35th to 214th position, making him all but ineligible for the Masters.

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Although DeChambeau, Mickelson, and others floated various ideas for a way out, neither Augusta National nor R&A officials have sealed their stamp of approval on any exemption plans. In all probability, most LIV Golfers have to endure an ‘unsatisfactory career’, for some time more.

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Parnab Bhattacharya

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