A recent theme at PGA Tour events has been getting current players' thoughts on those who have departed for the LIV Golf tour. (And that's sure to continue at Brookline for the U.S. Open next week now that the PGA Tour has indefinitely suspended the golfers who teed off for LIV in London today.)
This week, Rory McIlroy talked about how he believed this will not be good for the game of golf as a whole, but Scottie Scheffler took the most distinct shot.
Scottie Scheffler on guys joining LIV Tour:
“I haven't really noticed anyone missing this week. Maybe outside of DJ.”
While Talor Gooch does have a win on the PGA Tour this year, Scheffler's comments reflect the popular sentiment that most of those choosing to play in the LIV Golf Invitational Series are players whose best days on the tour are behind them. Even Dustin Johnson, who Scheffler singled out, has struggled this season.
McIlroy didn't beat around the bush when he said that this is purely a financial decision on the part of those playing in London this week.