PGA Tour and LIV Golf clash at Players Championship headquarters.


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Summary of Players Championship Feelings Article


  • The Players Championship has been affected by the split between PGA Tour and LIV Golf
  • Many top players have defected to LIV Golf, reducing the strength of the Players field

The Players Championship has always been called golf’s fifth major, but given the recent player defections to LIV some argue that slogan is no longer the case. The tournament has an iconic course, exorbitant prize money, and the promise of the strongest field in golf. However, the strength of the field has significantly diminished due to the split between PGA Tour and LIV Golf.

41 of the world’s top-50 rated golfers will compete in this year’s Players, with all nine missing players having joined LIV Golf. This situation has left fans feeling apathetic and disillusioned, leading to a drop in television ratings for PGA Tour events. The absence of key players like Tiger Woods also adds to the disappointment.

The PGA Tour is still in trouble as the split between the Tours continues. The hope is that a resolution can be found to bring the players back together and restore the excitement and energy to golf tournaments.