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Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson become the latest players to declare they’ll stay with PGA Tour

Saudi Arabia’s proposed Super Golf League is ‘dead in the water’, insists Rory McIlroy just after Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson became the newest leading gamers to snub breakaway

  • Famous golfer Tiger Woods has left the door open up on a return to the Masters
  • Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson say they will keep with the PGA Tour
  • It is a important blow to the Saudis, who had hoped to entice players away

Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson fully commited to the PGA Tour yesterday in a bitter double blow to the Saudis that surely finishes any danger for now of a credible rival circuit.

Certainly that was Rory McIlroy’s trenchant see soon after the two Us citizens that the Saudis desired to be the major stars of their proposed Tremendous Golf League joined each and every other top participant in turning them down.

‘I’d say the full challenge is now useless in the h2o,’ explained the Northern Irishman. ‘I mean, who’s remaining who could go? Who would want to go now? I you should not feel they could get 48 fellas to fill a industry.’

Bryson DeChambeau  says he’ll remain with the PGA Tour amid talks of Saudi breakaway league

Northern Irish star Rory McIlroy said that the breakaway league is 'dead in the water'

Northern Irish star Rory McIlroy said that the breakaway league is ‘dead in the water’

Johnson place out a statement by the PGA Tour declaring his loyalty for the status quo. That was adopted by a alternatively a lot more begrudging declaration from DeChambeau by means of his Twitter account.

‘While there has been a great deal of speculation encompassing my help for a further tour, I want to make it extremely crystal clear that as extended as the ideal gamers in the planet are playing the PGA Tour, so will I,’ mentioned DeChambeau.

McIlroy blasted Phil Mickelson, the other high-profile would-be renegade who self-destructed in breathtaking fashion, indicating: ‘I do not like to kick a guy when he is down but his feedback past week had been naive, egocentric, egotistical and ignorant, and I hope he is sitting at household rethinking the place he goes from listed here.’

It finished a outstanding several times for PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan, and with any luck , we can now get back to concentrating on golfing in the construct-up to the Masters.

To that conclusion, 3 yrs on from his miracle acquire, is Tiger Woods completely ready to leave Augusta in awe the moment a lot more basically by playing in the 2022 version?

There was considerably to persuade his tens of millions of admirers in an American television job interview on Saturday with presenters Jim Nantz and Sir Nick Faldo, in which he tantalisingly still left the door open for an April return.

Legendary golfer Tiger Woods has left the door open on a return to the Masters

Famous golfer Tiger Woods has still left the door open up on a return to the Masters

Who knows if that is a unique possibility but the actuality Woods didn’t mock the proposition might well count for some thing. In some quarters, you will find absolutely a rising perception that he is nearer to a return than he is permitting on. It truly is certainly wanting promising for the 150th Open up at St Andrews in July.

In the meantime, at the Genesis Invitational, Tiger in his guise as event host watched fascinating Chilean Joaquin Niemann, 23, total a wire-to-wire triumph with a 71 to hold off a charging Collin Morikawa by two strokes.

As for McIlroy, he shot 68 to entire 4 rounds in the sixties to sneak into the major 10. ‘Game’s very good, but you never want to talk to me about that, do you?’ he claimed smiling, summing up a fraught but eventually immensely enjoyable week.