Dustin Johnson drops enormous bombshell as he quits PGA Tour for insurgent Saudi golf circuit | Golf | Sport

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Dustin Johnson has made himself ineligible for the Ryder Cup after sensationally asserting his determination to resign his membership from the PGA Tour. It comes after he signed up for the primary Liv Golf Sequence occasion in St Albans this week.The American was already comfirmed the play together with the likes of Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Richard Bland. However now the American has resigned his PGA Tour card, it is now official. The PGA had initially declined requests from gamers for a launch to have the ability to play within the Tremendous League. Gamers have opted to play within the league anyway.The 36-year previous is about to play in all eight occasions of the £200 million collection, the primary of which can start at London’s Centurion Membership in Thursday and every occasion will characteristic a $25m (£20m) prize purse. The competitors is bankrolled by Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Fund (PIF), which is furthering its western sports activities investments after buying Newcastle United final 12 months. The 2-time main golf winner has  is about to pocket roughly £100million in signing up for the controversial circuit.”I do not need to play for the remainder of my life, this offers me a possibility to do what I need to do,” he stated. Together with his deicison to give up the PGA Tour, Johnson has additionally given up his alternative to play within the Ryder Cups.JUST IN: Dustin Johnson drops enormous bombshell as he quits PGA Tour for insurgent Saudi golf circuitThe American has featued within the Ryder Cup 5 occasions and emerged victorious twice, together with the US’s document victory at Whistling Straits in Michigan final 12 months. However Johnson has dedicated to his determination and hopes he’ll get a future alternative to take part within the prestigious match as soon as once more.”The Ryder Cup is unbelievable and has meant loads to me, however in the end I made a decision this was greatest for me and my household,” stated the 2016 US Open champion. “All issues are topic to alter and hopefully sooner or later it’s going to change and I’ll get an opportunity to do this once more.”His deciison is much more of shock given he dedicated his future to the PGA Toru again in February. When requested what had modified in such a brief area of time, he merely replied: “I assumed it was greatest for me and my household. I resign my membership of the PGA Tour.”DON’T MISSLast week Irish golfer Paul McGinley expressed his considerations by the prospect that the league – led by former world No. 1 Greg Norman – may result in extra occasions of that magnitude going down within the sport.There isn’t a doubt that this may go down as a historic second within the sport,” McGinley informed Sky Sports activities. “If this Saudi League does collect forward of pace and does problem the present established two excursions on the planet, contemplating the background and who’s concerned and the entire concept of workforce occasions and every part. It may flip golf the other way up and on its head, so this in time could possibly be a historic second however we must see the way it performs out.”

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