Dustin Johnson Jan 29, 2022; San Diego, California, USA; Dustin Johnson acknowledges the crowd after a putt on the first green during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course – South Course. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The golf world has been abuzz in recent days about the Super Golf League and its potential to disrupt or even overtake the PGA. Some of the sport’s biggest names have hinted at (or outright discussed) interest in leaving the long-running golf association to align themselves with the breakaway golf league.

Dustin Johnson will not be one of them. The two-time major champion reiterated his commitment to the PGA on Sunday with a statement.

“Over the past several months, there has been a great deal of speculation about an alternative tour; much of which seems to have included me and my future in professional golf.

“I feel it is now time to put such speculation to rest. I am fully committed to the PGA Tour. I am grateful for the opportunity to play on the best tour in the world and for all it has provided me and my family.

“While there will always be areas where our Tour can improve and evolve, I am thankful for our leadership and the many sponsors who make the PGA Tour golf’s premier tour.”

With Johnson’s commitment, that means all of the current top eight players in the world have indicated they have no plans to join the Saudi-backed league. Other top names, such as Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth have also thrown their commitment behind the PGA.

While Phil Mickelson has been pushing strongly for consideration of the new league, Bryson DeChambeau remains the only major champion under 30 who has yet to commit to playing in the PGA. (UPDATE: Bryson also publicly committed to the PGA a little while later).

The golf world had some strong reactions to the announcement, especially in terms of what it means for the Saudi-backed league and the fact that it came via the PGA itself.

[PGA Tour]

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