Colin Morikawa shuts down LIV Golf speculation: ‘I’m here to stay on the PGA Tour’

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Twice Main Champion Colin Morikawa Excellent Content with the PGA Tour.

The five-time PGA Tour winner took to social media on Tuesday to shut down any speculation that he might be the next player to relinquish his tour membership to… Join the rival golf league backed by Saudi Arabia.

Colin Morikawa of the United States plays his shot on the ninth hole during the second round of the 2022 US Open at The Country Club on June 17, 2022 in Brooklyn, Massachusetts.
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Morikawa said, “Last week at my press conference, I said that the media loves drama making. Sure, I woke up this morning everyone thinking I’m next. I’m not saying I told you that but… I told you that,” apparently referring to reports that Brooks Koepka was the last player to drop the tour For the first US-based LIV Golf Championship next week.

“To emphasize the record, once again, you are all completely wrong. I’ve said since February in Riviera that I’m here to stay on the PGA Tour and nothing has changed.”

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During the US Open, Morikawa described the focus on the rival league as a “distraction”.

Colin Morikawa celebrates after playing the 18th hole of a birdie during the final round of the Masters Golf Tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2022 in Augusta, Ga.

Colin Morikawa celebrates after playing the 18th hole of a birdie during the final round of the Masters Golf Tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2022 in Augusta, Ga.
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

“It’s crazy seeing and hearing all these rumors because that’s what they are, isn’t it?” He said over the golf channel. “I can all read all of this stuff, but everyone says to their kids, ‘Don’t believe what’s out there on the internet. That’s what we’re doing. That’s exactly what we’re doing right now.'”

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Following reports that Koepka was leaving, Abraham Ancer announced on Twitter that he would be joining LIV Golf.

“This is not a decision I made lightly. I am very grateful and would like to thank the PGA Tour for the opportunities I have had in my career up to this point. I look forward to what the future holds for my career,” his statement read.

Abraham Ancer, Mexico, pulls out of a bunker on the second hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament on Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Augusta, Ga.

Abraham Ancer, Mexico, pulls out of a bunker on the second hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament on Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Augusta, Ga.
(AP Photo/Gregory Poole)

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During a meeting with players on Tuesday, Commissioner Jay Monahan discussed proposed schedule changes and cash increases, which included a series of eight events worth at least $160 million in total prize money.

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