Justin Thomas tees off on the 8th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

PGA golfer Justin Thomas had a few things to say about a new book by golf writer Alan Shipnuck. The veteran writer Shipnuck detailed the struggle between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour in a new title called “LIV and Let Die: The Inside Story of the War between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf.”

Thomas is not pleased with Shipnuck’s book and is tired of the negative publicity. He tweeted:

“I’d like to speak on behalf of a lot of Tour players and say we’re sick of @AlanShipnuckdoing what he does. Bring positivity and good stories to help grow the game of golf, not try and make money bashing guys, earning zero trust, with a lot of incorrect information. Ridiculous,” Thomas posted.

The controversy started when parts of the book were released Wednesday, including quotes from Brooks Koepka that a lot of people’s attention calling Thomas and others “country club kids who talk (expletive) about me.”

Koepka, however, backed Thomas’ statement with a tweet of his own.

Shipnuck had a few things to say about Thomas’s comments himself and called him out on it on X. Shipnuck said:

“What JT wants is p.r,, or hagiography, not journalism. I’ve written many feel-good stories about golfers and the game, but scrutiny and criticism is sometimes warranted. LlV v. Tour has been incredibly divisive and I captured that. It’s not my role to whitewash things.”

Shipnuck also tried to justify the quotes from his book by saying, “Those are not my words!” but it seems like golfers on both tours aren’t buying his explanation.

{Golf Week}

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