Equipment brand PXG has announced it will not renew contracts with players who decided to join LIV Golf.
A number of companies have already ended their sponsorship deal with players on the Saudi backed breakaway tour and PXG are the latest to cut ties, citing the links between Saudi Arabia and the tour.
Several players have seen their equipment deals end including Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson with the latter seeing his relationship with long-serving cap sponsor KPMG come to an end.
PXG have now taken a similar route with 2018 Masters winner Patrick Reed arguably the most high profile player in their stable. He, Charl Schwartzel and Jason Kokrak are all expected to separate from PXG.
PXG CEO Bob Parsons told Esquire : “I haven’t given it any though. Mostly because I don’t have a dog in that fight. But I will say this here, on the LIV tour, I consider myself a patriot.
“With the stuff that went down at 9/11, I have a hard time getting involved with them. I know – bygones got to be bygones, and I’ve forgiven a lot of people. But I just cannot bring myself to do anything with [LIV], and the guys who are heroes, they all agree with that.
“We really don’t have guys on that tour. We’ve had some guys that had contracts that went on that tour, and I honoured the contracts. But now that the contracts are up, I have no contract with them, and I don’t think they can contract with sponsors with the LIV tour, at least. I don’t know. I could be speaking out of school, but if I had an opportunity to come up and do it, I wouldn’t do it.”
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