Colin Morikawa shuts down LIV golf speculation: ‘I’m here to be on the PGA Tour’

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Two-time major champion Colin Morikawa is totally Stuff with the PGA Tour.

The five-time PGA Tour winner took to social media on Tuesday to shut down any speculation that he could be the next player to drop his membership with the Tour. Join rival Saudi-backed golf leagues.

Colin Morikawa of the United States plays his tee shot on the ninth hole during the second round of the 2022 US Open Championship at The Country Club on June 17, 2022 in Brookline, Massachusetts.
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Morikawa said, “At my press conference last week, I said that the media likes to make up drama. Sure, I woke up this morning thinking I was next. Not to say I told you so But… I told you so,” Morikawa said, referring to reports that seem Brooks Koepka was the latest player to leave the Tour Next week for LIV Golf’s first US-based tournament.

“To say for the record, once again, you are all absolutely wrong. I have said in the Riviera since February that I am here to be on the PGA Tour and nothing has changed.”

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During the US Open, Morikawa called the focus a “distraction” on rival leagues.

Colin Morikawa celebrates after being holed out on the 18th hole for a birdie during the final round at the Masters Golf Tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2022 in Augusta, Ga.

Colin Morikawa celebrates after being holed out on the 18th hole for a birdie during the final round at the Masters Golf Tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2022 in Augusta, Ga.
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“It’s crazy to see and hear all these rumors because they are the same, isn’t it?” He said, via Golf Channel. “I can read all these things, but everyone tells their kids: Don’t believe what’s on the Internet. That’s what we’re doing. That’s exactly what we’re doing right now.”

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Following the news of Koepka’s departure, Abraham Anser announced on Twitter that he was joining LIV Golf.

“This is not a decision I have taken lightly. I am incredibly grateful and want to thank the PGA Tour for the opportunities I have taken so far in my career. I am looking forward to what the future holds for my career.” Look forward to it,” his statement read.

Abraham Anser of Mexico exits the bunker on the second hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Augusta, Ga.

Abraham Anser of Mexico exits the bunker on the second hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Augusta, Ga.
(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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During a meeting with players on Tuesday, Commissioner Jay Monahan discussed changes to the proposed schedule and an increase in wallets, which would include an eight-event series of at least $160 million in total prize proceeds.