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Travel Costs for Some Players and Caddies May No Longer be Covered

According to the American journalist Alan Shipnuck, tensions would exist between certain players and caddies of LIV Golf and the management of the dissident League. The subject of the dispute? Abandonment of travel expenses. 

While the PGA Tour is announcing very serious upheavals in its 2024 calendar , LIV Golf would be faced with the start of a challenge within it. The dissident League led by Greg Norman and supported with millions of dollars by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia is considering drastically reducing travel costs for certain players and their caddies. 

Dustin Johnson Graeme McDowell Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP

In any case, this was reported in a column dated February 27 by journalist Alan Shipnuck . The one who was banned from a press conference during the launch of LIV Golf last June says that tensions exist and that they were verified during the first tournament of the 2023 season in Mexico (won by Charles Howell III ) . Thus, some caddies flew to the Yucatan peninsula in economy class and were accommodated in a hostel while others, in particular those of Brooks Koepka ‘s team, flew in business class and stayed at the Rosewood Mayakoba , a luxury hotel in Playa del Carmen. 

We remember that the five-star support of the teams and their caddies last year had been praised by all concerned, Austin Johnson , Dustin ‘s brother , even judging that “his life had completely changed” since his arrival on the LIV. It remains to be seen now how this beginning of the reduction in expenditure in 2023 will translate over time.

Source: Golf Planete