It seems as if the PGA Tour’s recently announced changes are already having an impact.
After Sunday’s final round of the PGA Tour’s 2022 Tour Championship, the final event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, rising star Cameron Young was asked by The Athletic’s Brendan Quinn about the difficulty of his decision to join LIV Golf or stick with the PGA Tour.
“I mean, frankly, I have decided to stay,” Young said. “So, I don’t know, it’s a really difficult situation, because it’s not really anything anyone wanted to happen. I think it wasn’t meant to be this hostile between the two.”
The Times UK reported Young was bound for LIV Golf three weeks ago, but a source close to the former star at Wake Forest said the 25-year-old wasn’t likely to join the Greg Norman-led and Saudi Arabia-backed series.
“Obviously it’s the elephant in the room for everyone. Frankly, throughout the whole process with (LIV Golf), I was very interested. I think they have a bunch of good ideas and are doing some cool stuff,” explained Young. With some of the changes coming (to the PGA Tour), that’s kind of what really helped me decide to kind of stay and pursue those goals that I have for myself like making a Presidents Cup team and a Ryder Cup team and winning a major, when all of that is just uncertain if you go. That’s a tough place for me because, you know, I’m very young and there are a lot of factors.”
In his first full season on Tour, Young had five runner-up finishes at the Sanderson Farms Championship, Genesis Invitational, Wells Fargo Championship, British Open and Rocket Mortgage Classic, as well as five more top-10 finishes.