Watson: Flak over LIV Golf pay 'makes me laugh'

Watson: Flak over LIV Golf pay 'makes me laugh'

Nov 02, 2022 by ESPN

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  • 9:49 PM UTC Mark SchlabachESPN Senior Writer Close Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson isn't sure why LIV Golf players are being heavily criticized by some PGA Tour players for taking guaranteed money from the new circuit.
  • Watson, 43, told ESPN that he received guaranteed appearance money from sponsors and tournament organizers while playing on the PGA Tour, which wasn't allowed under the Tour's rules.
  • In a statement to ESPN on Wednesday, the PGA Tour said it "prohibits the payment of appearance money to players as an inducement to play in a particular tournament."
  • Kevin Kisner, a member of the PGA Tour player advisory council, told ESPN that the money players receive at PGA Tour tournaments is different from what LIV Golf is doling out.

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