Scottie Scheffler, who is currently ranked No. 1 in the world, has made it abundantly clear that he plans to play for the PGA Tour for a very long time.
As he prepares to play in this weekend’s Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands, the PGA Tour star was asked if there was any amount of money that could convince him to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational series, like so many of his peers.
“I don’t think so. I never dreamed about playing for this much money. I don’t know how much I’ve made this year, but it’s definitely too much for hitting a little white ball around,” Scheffler said, per golf insider Jason Sobel.
Scottie Scheffler on whether there’s a monetary figure that would get him to leave the PGA Tour: “I don’t think so. I never dreamed about playing for this much money. I don’t know how much I’ve made this year, but it’s definitely too much for hitting a little white ball around.”
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelTAN) June 22, 2022
Scheffler certainly isn’t hurting for money on the PGA Tour. After finishing second at the 2022 U.S. Open, Scheffler set the record for earnings in a PGA Tour season with nearly $13 million, which is impressive given that there are still seven weeks left in the season.
It does not sound like Scheffler will be joining the likes of Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, and Brooks Koepka in the LIV Golf series. That’s good news for traditional golf fans and PGA Tour viewers alike.