According to reports, Dustin Johnson is among the golfers who have resigned from the PGA Tour.
TSN is reporting that Johnson has resigned from the PGA Tour so that he can play in the LIV Golf Series.
Johnson is reportedly being paid $125 million to play in the LIV Golf Series.
“I resigned my membership from the Tour and I’m going to play here, for now. That’s the plan,” Johnson said in a press conference Tuesday morning. “What the consequences are going to be I can’t comment on how the Tour’s going to handle it. I can’t answer for the majors, but hopefully they’re going to allow us to play.”
BREAKING: Dustin Johnson has resigned from the PGA Tour to play in the LIV Golf Series and is now ineligible for the Ryder Cup. pic.twitter.com/vF1HnVmATJ
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 7, 2022
Dustin Johnson joins others who have resigned
In addition, to Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, and Branden Grace have also resigned, joining Kevin Na.
This comes a day after Phil Mickelson announced that he too was going to the LIV Golf Series.
“First and foremost, I want to again apologize to the many people I offended and hurt with my comments a few months ago. I’ve made mistakes in my career and some of the things I’ve said and done. Taking time away and self-reflecting has been very humbling. I needed to start prioritizing the people that I love the most and work on becoming a better version of myself. I have spent this time with Amy and loved ones. I have been engaged and intentional and continued therapy and feel healthy and much more at peace. I realize I still have a long way to go, but I am embracing the work ahead.
I am ready to come back to play the game my love but after 32 years this new path is a fresh start, one that is exciting for me at the stage of my career and is clearly transformative, not just for myself, but ideally for the game and my peers. I also love the progressive format and think it will be exciting for the fans. Just as importantly, it will provide balance, allowing me to focus on a healthier approach to life on and off the course. I am incredibly grateful for what this game and the PGA tour has given me. I would like to think that I have given back as well but now I am excited about this new opportunity.
I am thrilled to begin with LIV golf and I appreciate everyone involved I also intend to play the majors. I fully realize and respect some may disagree with the decision and have strong opinions and I empathize with that. I have a renewed spirit and excitement for the game I am incredibly grateful for the support of my fans partners, friends, and peers and I hope in time, those sentiments, relationships, and support continue.”
Nation, how do you feel about Dustin Johnson and others resigning from the PGA Tour?