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Bernard Gallacher slams LIV Golf for ‘undermining’ the Ryder Cup

Nineteen Nineties Europe captain Gallacher (pictured left in 1985) has criticised LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman for his ‘confrontational’ demeanor (Image: Getty Photos)

Former captain Bernard Gallacher believes LIV Golf is undermining the Ryder Cup and fears the organisation’s ‘confrontational’ CEO Greg Norman just isn’t the person to dealer any potential compromise with the established excursions.

Gamers who’ve resigned from the PGA Tour to affix LIV Golf won’t be eligible for subsequent yr’s Ryder Cup in Rome, whereas Henrik Stenson was stripped of the captaincy for signing as much as the Saudi-backed breakaway.

Scotland’s Gallacher, who captained Europe in 1991, 1993 and 1995, believes the PGA Tour and DP World Tour could possibly ‘climate the storm’ for now – however will probably be pressured to attempt to attain a compromise if LIV Golf’s just about bottomless pockets hold attracting extra gamers.

‘If increasingly more cash retains getting pumped into LIV Golf, then extra golfers will be a part of, easy as that,’ stated Gallacher. ‘The normal Excursions gained’t be capable of compete.

‘We’re in a tough place now the place main champions are switching to LIV Golf and therefore doubtlessly not having the ability to defend their crowns.

‘It’s undermining and devaluing {golfing} competitions on either side of the Atlantic.

‘If issues proceed as they’re, main championships will look fully completely different in years to come back, and we should collectively ask ourselves if that’s what we would like.

‘A dialog must be had and a compromise reached, however I’m not totally satisfied that Greg Norman is the person to have that dialog.

‘I feel some see him as fairly a confrontational character, and you’ll see why.

‘I’ve identified Greg for a few years and have performed with him a number of instances.

‘He’s a really bold, savvy businessman however I feel he’s all the time had an alternate imaginative and prescient for golf, which has now come to fruition within the type of LIV.

‘Greg has a really bullish persona. His entire manner doesn’t lend itself effectively to having numerous pals, however we all know he doesn’t care a lot about that.

‘For me, there must be anyone in cost that’s amenable to the PGA and European Excursions for it to work – Greg isn’t that particular person.

‘He’s upset the apple cart and ruffled fairly just a few feathers already and LIV Golf continues to be in its infancy. It’s solely going to worsen.’

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