Wow DJ. Turning your back on the Tour to get in bed with the Saudis during June? Do better man.
Yesterday it was announced that Dustin Johnson will be joining a handful of other PGA golfers in quitting the PGA Tour immediately and instead playing in LIV Golf events, also referred to as the Saudi League.
DJ said that his plan for the time being is to play for LIV and maybe sprinkle some major tournaments in there as well. This announcement happened during the press conference for the first LIV event.
Johnson is still planning on being able to play in majors including the U.S. Open next week. The USGA just announced that they will not be uninviting golfers who now play for LIV, so we should still see him competing.
Johnson has exemptions for the US Open, the Open Championship, and the PGA Championship as a result of past performances, so unless he is uninvited he should still be able to golf in several PGA events every year.
Kevin Na, Sergio Garcia and Branden Grace are among the other golfers who stepped away from the Tour.
This will be an interesting saga to follow and see how it affects the way professional golf leagues are handled worldwide.