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Collin Morikawa denies rumors he’s leaving for LIV Golf: ‘I’m here to stay on the PGA Tour’

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Two-time major tournament winner Collin Morikawa has sworn allegiance to the PGA Tour, even as a rival league allegedly trying to snatch him off the tour is gaining momentum. On Tuesday, Morikawa denied rumors that he would be leaving the PGA Tour to follow Brooks Kepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Patrick Reid to LIV Golf.

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It is not clear where these rumors came from and who even discussed them, but Morikawa was adamant in his loyalty for the upcoming PGA Tour, which, considering how the past few weeks have gone, is a nice win for tour commissioner Jay Monahan.

Just your #11 PIP winner is here to wish everyone a good morning! Last week at my press conference, I said that the media loves to create drama. Sure enough, I woke up this morning to everyone thinking I was next. Not to say that I told you this, but… I told you this. To state for the record, once again, you are all absolutely wrong. Since February at the Riviera, I’ve been saying I’m staying on the PGA Tour, and nothing has changed. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some cereal to give myself some milk.

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Justin Thomas, who has also been unwavering in his commitment to the PGA Tour, reacted somewhat cheerfully to Morikawa’s choice – not because of the tour he plays on, but rather because of the way he eats his breakfast.

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All this happened in the wake of news about Koepka. which fell at the beginning of Tuesday. The world’s No. 19 player moved to LIV Golf, and after a brief truce at the US Open, the two leagues were once again in a battle for the future of professional regular season golf.

Morikawa was asked about how difficult it was for him to be in the top five players in the world last week in Brooklyn. Some of it is fun, he admitted (because who doesn’t love NBA or NFL free agents?), but it’s also quite exhausting.

“I think when you wake up and I text my agent or friend about, ‘Hey, did you hear about this or am I getting news about this,’ it’s fun, it’s interesting, because it’s gossip. . Who doesn’t love gossip, right?” Morikawa said. “But it’s also distracting and you don’t want to focus on this or that. You want to focus on playing golf.”

Morikawa will not compete in the Traveler Championship this week, but in three weeks he will defend his title in the Open Championship at the Old Course in St. Andrews.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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