In perhaps the biggest blow to the proposed breakaway Super Golf League to date, current world number 6 Dustin Johnson has declared he is “fully committed” to the PGA Tour.
Twice a winner at the Saudi International, Johnson was reportedly high on the Saudi-backed league’s shopping list and having been silent on the matter until now, speculation pointed to the 24-time PGA Tour winner joining the SGL.
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— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) February 20, 2022
However, Johnson has decided to put such speculation to bed with the PGA Tour releasing the following statement on behalf of Johnson:
“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,” Johnson said.
“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.”
The news will come as a bitter blow to both Phil Mickelson and LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman as another of the game’s top talent turns down proposed pastures new.
The game’s one and two, Jon Rahm and Collin Morikawa along with Tiger Woods, Viktor Hovland, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka have all pledged their allegiance to the PGA Tour over the past few weeks, leaving Norman’s latest attempt at a revolution of the sport looking short on options, and crucially, short on top talent.
As McIlroy put it before this week’s Genesis, it’s beginning to look a lot like “the not so Super League”.