Mar 31, 2023; Orlando, Florida, USA; The LIV logo on display at the entrance before the first round of a LIV Golf event at Orange County National. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Sir Nick Faldo did not hold back when asked if LIV Golf would survive after its merger with the PGA Tour.

Faldo was very blunt when asked if this merger was good for golf and in a word he says no.

“I don’t think so, because nobody’s really interested.,” he said. “They’re not going to get the sponsorship that they want. They call it a team (event) and it’s not because it’s strokeplay.”

Faldo says unlike the Ryder Cup, where there is passion and excitement from players while playing the tournament, you won’t see much of that in the future proposal by LIV Golf.

“You see your mates on the putting green and say ‘play well’ and you see them in the scorers tent and say ‘What did you shoot?’ That’s it. A team is out there helping, shoulder to shoulder. That’s a true team,” he said.

“You have the ultimate team event, the Ryder Cup, you know the passion and the atmosphere of that. They’re not playing with the same passion and atmosphere as the Ryder Cup.” he concluded.

Faldo also called out some of the golfers on tour as well.

“It’s only half a dozen (players) that are really current, half of the field I don’t really know and half the field are there for the very nice last-placed money that you still get if you shoot 20 over,” he said.

Sounds like Sir Nick won’t be cheering for this new merger to succeed and sees disaster ahead.

{Yahoo Sports}

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