Matt Fitzpatrick: I have ‘not interested’ in moving LIV Golf but would reevaluate if it will be ‘main round’ | Golf News – NewsRaiser


Matt Fitzpatrick has reaffirmed his future on the PGA Tour and is heading to the Memorial Tournament in hopes of clinching his first PGA win

Matt Fitzpatrick has insisted his future remains with the PGA ahead of this week’s Memorial Tournament, but he is expected to reassess whether the LIV series will become the main tour.

Series LIV begins next week at the Centurion Club with a $25 million prize pool and Fitzpatrick will not be attending the inaugural event.

“Tiger made a big point at the PGA at his recent press conference. He’s here to create legacies and win tournaments and win big tournaments, and that’s kind of — that’s definitely where I’m at,” Fitzpatrick said.

Rich Beem and Andrew Coltart reflect on the PGA Tour's decision not to allow players to participate in LIV golf events and what may happen in the future

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Rich Beem and Andrew Coltart reflect on the PGA Tour’s decision not to allow players to participate in LIV golf events and what may happen in the future

Rich Beem and Andrew Coltart reflect on the PGA Tour’s decision not to allow players to participate in LIV golf events and what may happen in the future

“And it was interesting, it was kind of, you know, I’ll be honest, some tournaments that I might not necessarily be in and I can’t win, so I’m like, oh, you know, well, at least on the bright side , that’s how much I won this week after the tournament was over.

“Coming out of the US PGA, I literally didn’t care what I won that week. I was just disgusted that I didn’t win. I had a chance and didn’t take it and that said a lot about myself. That’s all I’m worried about here.

“You want records. I want to win tournaments, so I’m not interested in the LIV golf genre right now.

However, the Englishman hasn’t ruled out a move entirely, admitting that if the Tour is to become the main attraction he will have to reconsider where he competes.

Claude Harmon III claims that LIV are Golf and the Saudi series

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Claude Harmon III claims LIV Golf and the Saudi series is “the elephant in the golf room” adding that “players are like penguins that sit at the edge of the ice waiting for one to jump”.

Claude Harmon III claims LIV Golf and the Saudi series is “the elephant in the golf room” adding that “players are like penguins that sit at the edge of the ice waiting for one to jump”.

He added: “If it suddenly becomes a main tour in five years, you’re obviously reconsidering your options.

“But for now, yes, I’m here to make sure I’m giving myself the best chance of winning tournaments, winning big tournaments and really continuing my career that way.”

Fitzpatrick has yet to triumph on a PGA Tour in his four years of participation and is hoping the US Open, which begins June 16, could provide him with the perfect environment to finally claim a win.

“Yes, I like it here very much [at Memorial]. They come back year after year and the golf course is in immaculate condition. It’s arguably one of the best we’ve played all year,” added the world No. 15.

“Yes, that feels good. It’s been a good season so far and like I said, I’ve played well in the last two tournaments I’ve played in.

Matt Fitzpatrick discusses his misfortune in chasing a landmark PGA Tour title and reflects on an impressive performance at the Wells Fargo Championship

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Matt Fitzpatrick discusses his misfortune in chasing a landmark PGA Tour title and reflects on an impressive performance at the Wells Fargo Championship

Matt Fitzpatrick discusses his misfortune in chasing a landmark PGA Tour title and reflects on an impressive performance at the Wells Fargo Championship

“This week is different for me. The only time I played well was at a different time of year and the golf course was very, very different, it was tight and fast. The other three times that I’ve played, or twice that I’ve played, it’s been — well, three times actually, I’m counting the Workday Charity Open in there as well, as really, really cute and kind of, maybe not my forte like that play very much.

“So yeah, I’ll be excited to see how this week goes and how it really goes.

“The US Open seems to be my best event out of the four and I think that pretty much says everything everyone knows the US Open is and I think that’s something I enjoyed more than maybe playing something against the American PGAs where they were longer and softer and didn’t necessarily score lower, just a little bit more, a different kind of toughness I think.

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