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DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JULY 29: Davis Love III of the United States plays his shot from the 14th tee during the second round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club on July 29, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images)

Davis Love III has some gravitas on the PGA Tour when he speaks.  Love has 21 PGA Tour wins, giving him lifetime status.  He also won the 1997 PGA Championship.  He’s also the Captain of this years United States Presidents Cup Team.  Davis told Sports Illustrated that he’s upset with how the LIV Golf has been able to grab PGA Tour players and throw things like the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup into turmoil and he thinks that if the LIV players are allowed to compete in the majors, the PGA Tour players should seriously consider boycotting them.

Quoting the Hall of Fame player “Well, here’s the biggest lever, and it’s not the nice lever”, “but if a group of veterans of veterans and a group of top current players align with 150 guys on the Tour and we say “Guess what? We’re not playing, that solves it, right?”

Rocket Mortgage Classic - Round One

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – JULY 28: Davis Love III of the United States plays his shot from the ninth tee during the first round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club on July 28, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

So far players on the LIV Golf tour have been allowed to play in the PGA Championship, the U.S. Open and The Open Championship.  There’s been no official announcement from Augusta National Golf Club involving the 2023 Masters.

The Presidents Cup is in September, the 19th through the 25th in Charlotte at Quail Hollow.  The next Ryder Cup is set for Rome in September of 2023.

On a related matter, Luke Donald was named the Captain of the European Ryder Cup team, replacing Henrik Stenson.  Stenson joined the LIV Golf tour last week.

To see Tony Finau’s press conference after his win at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, just click here.