Scheffler expects no LIV-PGA tension at Masters champs dinner

World No. 1 Scotty Scheffler said Wednesday that he expects some of golf’s greatest legends to put aside the PGA Tour-LIV Golf feud at next month’s Masters Champions Dinner.

Scheffler, who won The Players Championship on Sunday, unveiled his menu for this year’s camp after winning last year’s Augusta National green jacket.

The 26-year-old American also said that he has not yet decided what he will say in his speech to past winners, but he will count on them to perform at their best despite the rift that has divided golf’s elite.

“I haven’t decided what I’m going to say yet,” Scheffler said. “I’m not entirely sure what the atmosphere will be like, but I think we’re all here to celebrate the Masters.

“I think we’ll put all these things aside and have a good time.”

The Saudi-backed LIV Golf league has kicked off its second campaign, with players gathering in Tucson, Arizona this week, while the PGA Valspar Championship is held near Tampa, Florida.

With record $25 million purses and 54-hole tournaments, LIV Golf poached some of the best players from the PGA last year, leading to a tour ban and a court case due to go to trial next year.

The PGA Tour has made changes to its format and prize money to better compete with LIV offerings, but some Rebel players remain unhappy.

LIV and PGA players will compete against each other in all four major championships this year that did not follow the LIV talent ban tour.

Three-time Masters champion and six-time major tournament winner Phil Mickelson, Americans Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson and Patrick Reed, South African Charl Schwarzel and Spaniard Sergio Garcia are the LIV golfers who won green jackets and earned a seat at the Champions Dinner. .

Mickelson said on Wednesday he has no idea what’s in store for him as he drives down Magnolia Lane to the first Major of the year on April 6-9.

“No expectations. We are grateful just for the opportunity to play and compete and be a part of it,” Mickelson said. “Many of the people who play and compete in the Masters have been friends for decades and I look forward to meeting them again.”

Scheffler’s menu includes Texas ribeye steak, blackened sea bass, tortilla soup, firework shrimp, cheeseburger slices, and a warm chocolate chip cookie in a pan with ice cream.



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