- The outcome of this week’s arbitration session in London.
- It will determine the composition of the European squad.
- The players from the Saudi Arabian-sponsored LIV tournament.
If LIV Golf players are prohibited from competing in this year’s Ryder Cup in Rome, England’s Justin Rose asserted that the event “would not be devalued.”
The 12-member American squad has already declared that none of its members will be LIV tour competitors.
The outcome of this week’s arbitration session in London, which will determine whether LIV golfers can compete on the DP World Tour, will determine the composition of the European squad.
If prohibited, they would have a little chance of winning the Ryder Cup.
Five-time participant Rose said of the biennial contest: “I don’t think it will be devalued. There is such strength in depth.
“People enjoy seeing Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, and Bryson DeChambeau, who have all joined the LIV Golf tour. They do so with great passion. Certainly, they will be missed, but things are what they are.
“There are the “powers that be,” the established figures who still exert some influence on golf, and there is an upstart league that is attempting to introduce a novel concept and a competitive service.
Everything is OK either way; they just don’t work in this situation.
Players from the Saudi Arabian-sponsored LIV tournament will have fewer opportunities to gain qualification points for the six automatic spots in Europe’s 12-man team if they are prohibited from competing on the DP World Tour.