The PGA Tour will retain the skills of 1 its most promising younger stars.
Rookie Cameron Younger informed reporters finally week’s Tour Championship that he has determined to proceed competing on the PGA Tour as an alternative of defecting to LIV Golf.
“Frankly, I’ve determined to remain,” Younger mentioned, in line with Golf Channel’s Ryan Lavner. “It’s a extremely troublesome state of affairs as a result of it’s not something that anybody actually wished to occur. I feel it wasn’t meant to be this hostile between the 2.”
Younger, the runaway favourite to win Rookie of the Yr, had beforehand been reported as a possible defector to the Saudi-backed tour. Nevertheless, after a slew of modifications to the Tour have been introduced final week, Younger has determined to proceed competing on the institution circuit.
“With a few of these modifications coming, that’s what actually helped me determine to remain and pursue these objectives that I’ve for myself, like making the Presidents Cup crew or Ryder Cup crew and profitable a significant, when all of that’s simply unsure in the event you go,” Younger mentioned. “It’s a tricky place for me as a result of I’m very younger. There’s a variety of elements to it.”
LIV Golf is predicted to announce their subsequent crop of commitments early this week. Amongst these anticipated to be introduced are Joaquin Niemann, Harold Varner III, Anirban Lahiri, Marc Leishman, Cameron Tringale and reigning Open champion Cameron Smith.
“Frankly, all through the entire course of with them I used to be very ,” Younger mentioned. “I want it hadn’t come alongside at this particular place in my profession.”
Though Younger didn’t earn a victory throughout his first season on Tour, he put collectively probably the most spectacular rookie campaigns in latest reminiscence, notching 5 runner-up finishes and incomes over $6 million. He was one among simply two rookies to achieve the Tour Championship, and he completed nineteenth within the ultimate FedEx Cup standings.
“I anticipated to play nicely and have probabilities to win tournaments,” Younger mentioned. “I kinda anticipated to win one. I really feel like every year, every thing goes my manner and I beat all people, and that didn’t occur this season.”