After the shocking signing of Cameron Smith by LIV for the next season, the Australian wanted to speak to show his dissatisfaction with certain mea
After the shocking signing of Cameron Smith by LIV for the next season, the Australian wanted to speak to show his dissatisfaction with certain measures that have been taken with the members of said competition. Players registered in the Saudi league will not be able to play big next season. Something that the current British Open champion did not like at all.
Cam Smith’s majority discontent is due to the contradiction in the participation of these tournaments since this season, if these golfers have been able to play. At the US Open, for example, if they were given the opportunity, and they competed, players who had already signed for the LIV. However, in future editions, they will not be able to. Something that Smith has described as “unfair”.
“I think the majors have to have the best in the field. Hopefully we can solve that problem”, said the Australian golfer. “For fans of the majors it can be a bit unfair. To have 48 of the best players around the world playing without getting ranking points I think is a bit unfair,” he added. It must be remembered that Cameron Smith signed for LIV for an amount of around 100 million euros, which has led him to be the victim of innumerable criticisms in the world of golf.
In addition, in the Greg Norman competition, the 19 golfers who will not continue in the competition have been known and the money each of them received since they joined the LIV has also been revealed. As is well known, this league is financed by Saudi money, so despite the short time these players have been in it, the money they have received has been quite high.
Among the payments that golfers have received, some of them stand out, that in just one day played they got much more money than in a full tournament of other competitions. As is the case of the Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal who this summer, with his participation in Centurion, won a total of 348,000 euros having placed thirteenth. An amount much higher than the one he obtained in the BMW Championship, where he took 81,000 euros.
Of these 19 golfers who say goodbye to the LIV, all have exceeded 100,000 euros in earnings. But some have managed to take much more money. Hennie du Plessis, in three events, has managed to acquire around 3,480,000 euros. An amount that would be very difficult to achieve in any other circuit. Jinchiro Kozuma and Justin Harding are the other two golfers who have reached the figure of one million euros. The latter only due to his ninth place in Portland. Unimaginable figures that are equaled in any other circuit of the sport.