'I Have Decided To Stay' - Cameron Young Announces That He Won't Be Joining LIV Golf

Young had been linked with LIV Golf, but after his final round at the Tour Championship, he revealed that he will be staying with the PGA Tour

Young stares down the fairway
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In the midst of Rory McIlroy's historic win at the FedEx Cup playoffs, there was some breaking news on the LIV Golf front as Cameron Young announced he will not be moving to the Saudi-backed series as he is staying with the PGA Tour.

The 25-year-old had been heavily linked to LIV Golf, especially when his surname could have been used as a discount code for the fourth LIV Golf event in Boston at the beginning of September. However, following his final round at the Tour Championship, Young will be staying put on the PGA Tour.

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Although he is staying, the American did admit that he was "very interested," with Young stating: "Obviously it's the elephant in the room for everyone. Frankly, throughout the whole process with them (LIV Golf), I was very interested. I think they have a bunch of good ideas and are doing some cool stuff."

He went on to add: "With some kind of changes (to the PGA Tour), that's kind of what really helped me decide to kind of stay and pursue those goals that I have for myself, like making a Presidents Cup team and a Ryder Cup team and winning a Major, when all of that is just uncertain if you go. That's a tough place for me because, you know, I'm very young and there's a lot of factors."

"I mean, frankly, I have decided to stay. So, I don't know, it's a really difficult situation, because it's not really anything anyone wanted to happen. I think it wasn't meant to be this hostile between the two."

Cameron Young hitting an iron shot during the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic

Young finished in a tie for 18th as he remains the favourite for Rookie of the Year honours

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Along with Young, some reports have stated that Hideki Matsuyama will stay on with the PGA Tour, although there has yet to be an announcement from the Japanese star.

Recently, six PGA Tour players have been linked to LIV Golf, with Cameron Tringale making the jump after announcing he had given up his PGA Tour membership. Other names linked include Cameron Smith and Joaquin Niemann, with both reportedly on their way to Boston on the 2nd September.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x