‘Just Random Rumours’: PGA Tour Loyalist Xander Schauffele Ends All Speculations of Getting Deals by LIV Golf

Since the conclusion of the inaugural LIV Golf Series, a number of players have been touted to join the rebel league. While nothing has been confirmed yet, LIV CEO, Greg Norman, has already disclosed his intention to expand the 48-member league. Among those names, PGA Tour golfer, Xander Schauffele, has been considered a strong possibility of switching sides. However, in a recent chat on a podcast, the 29-year-old revealed exactly what was going on amidst the rumors.ADVERTISEMENTArticle continues below this adXander Schauffele addresses LIV Golf linksADVERTISEMENTArticle continues below this adSchauffele made an appearance in the latest episode of the ‘No Laying Up’ podcast. Amidst a host of topics, including the unofficial PGA meeting in Delaware and his Ryder Cup plans for 2023, Schauffele addressed the rumors hinting at a move to the LIV Golf Series.The winner of seven professional events on the PGA Tour, remained candid throughout the discussion over the Saudi-backed league. Initially, he claimed his close-aids shared the rumors, with some of them taken aback by the piece of news.“I found out in a funny way, I pretty much just received messages from my friends,” Schauffele said. “Some of my friends just believed I would tell them if I was leaving the PGA Tour, and my other friends kind of texted me in disbelief thinking it was true. I was like c’mon.”Apr 24, 2022; Avondale, Louisiana, USA; Xander Schauffele (left) and Patrick Cantlay (right) hold up the Zurich Classic trophy and belts after winning the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY SportsSchauffele revealed how he had to cope with the onslaught of messages after the rumors broke out. “I had to weather that storm of all the social media news that I don’t really get on my phone. I had to end up googling what was going on, there were these articles saying that Pat [Cantlay] and I are leaving [the PGA Tour],” he said.ADVERTISEMENTArticle continues below this adSchauffele reveals he is clueless about the origin of the rumorsFurthermore, the 29-year-old disclosed how he was enjoying his time in Las Vegas before the rumors started circulating. “So yeah, I pretty much just told everyone what I’m telling you, I haven’t talked to anybody. I was pretty much minding my own business in Vegas and then this whole thing blew up,” he bemoaned.“Why it blew up and how it blew up I have no idea, probably similar to the first time around, just random rumors that catch wind and it just blows up in your face,” he further added.ADVERTISEMENTArticle continues below this adThe comments from Schauffele will come as a relief for Jay Monahan and the PGA Tour. But there have been players who have defected to Norman’s LIV Golf after initially committing to the PGA. Is Schauffele’s promise a deceiving one? Let us know what you think in the comments section down below.

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