There have been a number of defences of the PGA Tour from tour players, amid the ongoing LIV Golf controversy.
However, none of them have matched the passion or severity of world no. 15 Billy Horschel's recent comments made at a press-conference in the lead up to this week's Scottish Open.
He let rip at LIV Golf players such as Patrick Reed who recently criticised PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan and praised LIV Golf for giving players more free time.
There's a lot of guys that are hypocrites, that aren't telling the truth, that are lying about some things that I can't stand to just sit here and be diplomatic about it, as I have have been in the past.
I don’t fault anyone for going to play the LIV Tour. I don’t have any ill will for anyone going to play the LIV Tour. I have ill will towards the comments they have made. Comments saying that Jay Monahan doesn’t listen to the PGA Tour. The PGA Tour doesn’t listen to us.
🗣️ "There's a lot of guys that are hypocrites, that aren't telling the truth, that are lying about some things that I can't stand to just sit here and be diplomatic about it"
Seven-time PGA Tour Champion, Billy Horschel speaks about the LIV Tour events 👇 pic.twitter.com/3iyq9HR3VD
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Jay Monahan and everyone at headquarters is the PGA Tour. They work tirelessly for us to reap the financial rewards and have all the opportunities that we have.
At the same time I am one of 200 plus members of the PGA Tour. I am the PGA Tour, just as the 200 other members of the PGA Tour. So when you’re taking shots at the PGA Tour, you’re not just taking shots at them, you’re taking shots at us.
And to say that they don’t listen is a complete farce. It really is. If they listened to everything everyone of the 200 plus players of the PGA Tour said, our tour would be a compete mess, we wouldn’t even have a tour.
And so it’s ridiculous to hear some of these comments some of these guys make. Saying this allows me to play less tournaments, I play 30, 35 weeks a year. No one’s forced you to play that many events.
PGA Tour says 15 events minimum. All you have to do is play 15 events, if you keep your card in those 15 events then that’s fine. If you want to play it better or you want to play more so you get a chance to win the FedEx Cup. So be it, so be it.