GARDENS OF PALM BEACH, FLORIDA – Many of the game’s elite, including Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, and Bryson DeChambeau, have publicly pledged their devotion to the PGA Tour’s flag in recent months.
Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Brooks Koepka had already joined the chorus.
Xander Schauffele should be added to the list.
“My conviction in beneficial improvements on the verge of being implemented as the PGA Tour, in particular when it comes to sharing intellectual property rights, purse sizes, and overall openness, never wavered,” Schauffele tweeted on Wednesday.
Jack Nicklaus also added his two cents.
Nicklaus was asked about the league led by his longtime buddy, Greg Norman, at an event prior of the Honda Classic earlier this week.
“(The PGA Tour) has given millions of dollars to towns, wonderful competition, and excellent television,” Nicklaus remarked. “How could I say no to that?” Instead, I’m going to watch 40 guys break away from the PGA Tour at the whim of a Saudi advertising agency? What happens to the rest of the group?
“It’s just not my cup of tea.” “I don’t believe it is correct.”