PGA 챔피언십: Rickie Fowler addresses playing with LIV Golf ahead of major

Fowler told reporters Monday he was unsure about what he was going to do in regards of playing in some of the rival league’s tournaments. The PGA Tour denied releases for a handful of golfers to play in the league’s first event in London on June 9-11.

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Rickie Fowler plays his shot during the Wells Fargo Championship at TPC Potomac Clubhouse on May 6, 2022, in Potomac, 메릴랜드.

Rickie Fowler plays his shot during the Wells Fargo Championship at TPC Potomac Clubhouse on May 6, 2022, in Potomac, 메릴랜드. (Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

To be straightforward with you guys, I haven’t necessarily made a decision one way or the other,” 그는 말했다, 통하다 ESPN. “I’ve mentioned in the pastdo I currently think that the PGA Tour is the best place to play? 나는한다. Do I think it can be better? 예. I’ve always looked at competition being a good thing. It’s the driving force of our game. 알 잖아, being able to have games with guys at home, that’s how I always grew up is competing. I think competition ultimately makes people better, whether it’s business or sport. So it’s interesting, that’s for sure.

Fowler said he would like to have some clarity on how golfers are viewed on the PGA Tour.

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Rickie Fowler is interviewed prior to the start of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club on May 16, 2022, in Tulsa, 오클라호마.

Rickie Fowler is interviewed prior to the start of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club on May 16, 2022, in Tulsa, 오클라호마. (Maddie Meyer/PGA of America/PGA of America via Getty Images)

Are we independent contractors or not?” 그는 물었다. “I feel like there needs to be some clarity between if you’re an independent contractor or are you basically an employee.

파울러, 33, is still in search of his first major. Once a rising star as the No. 4-ranked golfer in the world, Fowler is coming into the PGA Championship at No. 146. His best finish at the PGA Championship came in 2014 when he tied for third place.

He last won a PGA event in 2018 – the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Rickie Fowler prepares to putt during a practice round before the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club on May 17, 2022, in Tulsa, 오클라호마.

Rickie Fowler prepares to putt during a practice round before the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club on May 17, 2022, in Tulsa, 오클라호마. (Maddie Meyer/PGA of America/PGA of America via Getty Images )

Going through it, it’s never fun,” he told ESPN of his recent struggles. “I’ve actually enjoyed it, as much as it sucked. I’ve definitely found myself – not that I ever fell out of love with the game or anything like that – but I’ve embraced the grind and the aspect of just taking every day and going out and enjoying it, even though we have been in tough spots.

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