Donald Trump Suggests PGA Tour Players ‘Take The Money Now’ With LIV Golf

The LIV Golf Invitational Series is holding its third event July 29-31 at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, and the golf course owner is encouraging more players to join the startup league.

In a post on his Truth Social account, the former US president wrote:

“All of those golfers who remain ‘faithful’ to the very treacherous PGA, in all its various guises, will pay a heavy price when the inevitable MERGER with LIV arrives, and you’ll get nothing but a big ‘thank you’ PGA officials who earn millions of dollars a year.

“If you don’t take the money now, you won’t get anything after the merger, and only say the intelligence of the original signatories.”

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A number of PGA Tour players left the Tour this summer to join the Saudi-backed series, with more reportedly to come.

The PGA Tour is a separate entity from the PGA of America, which elected to move this year’s PGA Championship away from Trump National Golf Club Bedminster following the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol. The PGA Championship was instead played at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Trump sued for breach of contract, which the PGA of America settled out of court.

On Sunday, families of 9/11 victims sent a letter to Trump urging him to cancel the tournament, given that it is being supported by the Saudi Public Investment Fund.

A contingent from a group called 9/11 Justice also attended the LIV Golf event three weeks ago in Portland, Oregon.

“These golfers sleeping with the Saudis, they should know what they’re doing. Shame on them,” group chairman Brett Eagleson told a news conference in Portland he lost his father in the 9/11 attacks. “And to the golfers who say it’s just a game golf, shame on them. I invite them to look at the pain in our eyes, listen to our stories and walk in our place.

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