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PGA Tour pro Joel Dahman has told LIV Golf players to "please stay away in your fantasy land" after 11 players filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour.
Commissioner Jay Monahan responded to the lawsuit with a scathing letter to his members, where he also encouraged them to speak out in public against LIV. "I also encourage you to speak out publicy on this issue, if you're so inclined," Monahan said in the letter where he accused LIV players of "trying to use lawyers to force their way into competition alongside our members."
It didn't take long for one well known player to speak out, with Dahmen posting two separate tweets making his stance very clear against the new league.
"It sounds like some people want their cake and to eat it too," he wrote. "Please stay away in your fantasy land. Sincerely, most tour players."
He followed up with: "I don’t have an issue with anyone going to LIV. I have an issue with them wanting to comeback and play. If the grass is so green, why do you want to come back?"
Harry Higgs replied with: "Yea take your cake elsewhere gents."
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Eight-time PGA Tour winner Brad Faxon called Dahmen's words "very impressive."
Very impressive Mr @Joel_Dahmen love this https://t.co/cVRzUsYVs3August 3, 2022
Davis Love III has been another outspoken PGA Tour player against LIV Golf, with the American stating this week that the PGA Tour players "hold all the cards" and even hinted that pros could boycott Majors and regular tournaments if LIV players win legal cases and are able to return to the Tour.
"I was saying that if the LIV guys sue and are allowed to play on the PGA Tour, that the players are enough fed up with it, we understand that we make the rules on the PGA Tour and the commissioner's enforcing our rules and we don't want those guys playing, come and cherrypicking our tournaments, that we hold all the cards, not Jay or not Seth Waugh or Mike Whan," Love III said. "They don't hold all the cards, we hold all the cards.
"If we say to the FTC and to Washington, no, we support the rules, we don't want those guys playing, we don't care what the courts say, our only option really, the nuclear option is to say, well, fine, if they have to play in our events, we just won't play."
The PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs take place this month, with LIV Golf currently on a break ahead of its next event in early September.
Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Honma TR20
3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max
2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi
Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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