No love lost to defected players

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA | The news of the day at the Wyndham Championship on Tuesday was the announcement that Steve Stricker (no surprise) and Webb Simpson (mild surprise) will be assistant captains for Davis Love III when the Presidents Cup is played at Quail Hollow Club next month, and joining Fred Couples and Zach Johnson on the American side.

However, the inescapable subject remained what it has been for months: LIV Golf’s heavy-handed interference in professional golf, which has disrupted the structure of the sport and clouded its future.

For Love is the turmoil that engulfs the sport both professionally and personally.

A World Golf Hall of Famer, lifelong member, five-term member of the PGA Tour’s agenda-setting Policy Board and one of the most admired figures in the game, Love has not only the ear of PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan but the trust of several generations of players.

Love never saw this coming.

He heard about LIV and his daring plans, but advised Monahan that the threat would disappear. Instead, it has grown and lures…

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