蘇格蘭公開賽。LIV高爾夫球員被打成 "偽君子和騙子

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蘇格蘭公開賽。LIV高爾夫球員被打成 "偽君子和騙子

當伊恩-保爾特聲稱他不期望在蘇格蘭公開賽的更衣室里受到敵意的接待時,美國人比利-霍舍爾對LIV高爾夫的反叛球員發起了嚴厲的攻擊,稱他們是 "偽君子和騙子"。

位於溫特沃斯的巡迴賽禁止英國人和其他15名LIV球員參加創世紀蘇格蘭公開賽,因為他們參加了上個月沙特資助的系列賽的開幕賽。

"他們決定去參加那個巡迴賽,他們應該去那裡打球。他們不應該回來參加DP世界巡迴賽或PGA巡迴賽,"BMW PGA衛冕冠軍霍舍爾在蘇格蘭公開賽前表示。

"在我看來,說他們想在打LIV巡迴賽的同時也支持DP世界巡迴賽或PGA巡迴賽的發展,是完全沒有道理的。

"很不幸的是,那些人做了他們的床,這就是他們想做的事。老實說,別管我們了。

"上周的事件,我真的很沮喪,因為有很多人都是偽君子,在一些事情上不說實話,撒謊。

"我只是不能再像過去那樣對它進行外交處理。"

保爾特將在周一和周二參加阿代爾莊園的JP麥克馬努斯職業-業餘配對賽之後抵達比賽現場。而這位46歲的選手駁斥了他在文藝復興時期將面臨其他職業選手的敵意的擔憂。

"保爾特在慈善活動的第二輪也是最後一輪結束後說:"我在這裡受到的接待是令人難以置信的,因為我們有40000名球迷。

"更衣室里的人是我每周都要和他們打球的人,如果他們不服氣,那是他們的事。我沒有與任何球員發生過矛盾。

"這周我見到了羅里(麥克羅伊),我和他聊了聊,我見到了托馬斯(比約恩),我們有不同的意見,但我們仍然是朋友,當你和這些球員打了很長時間的高爾夫,這很好。

"這嚴格來說是一個商業決定,而不是一個必須妨礙友誼的個人決定,我把這裡巡迴賽上的幾乎每個人都當作朋友。"

保爾特說,在Sporting Resolutions(英國)組織的聽證會上,他對允許他參加蘇格蘭公開賽的決定 "感覺很好",而DP世界巡迴賽說他們對聽證會第一階段的結果感到 "失望"。

保爾特說:"我們遵循了巡迴賽規定的上訴程序,顯然我們已經贏得了上訴,"。南非選手賈斯汀-哈丁和西班牙選手阿德里安-奧塔吉也獲得了在蘇格蘭比賽的延期。

在周四比賽開始之前,可能會有更多的LIV叛徒加入到蘇格蘭公開賽的賽場。PGA巡迴賽和DP世界巡迴賽的參賽選手通常為156人,但歐洲巡迴賽的負責人Keith Pelley已經接受了 "參賽人數將增加"。

"我覺得這是一個正確的決定,我很期待這一周的比賽,"保爾特補充說。

他還透露,自從報名參加利潤豐厚的LIV巡迴賽以來,他一直在社交媒體上收到 "令人不安的 "信息,今年LIV巡迴賽擁有7場2500萬美元(2000萬英鎊)的比賽和一場價值5000萬美元的決賽。

"現在這不是一個真正的睡前閱讀的好論壇,在你閉上眼睛之前,這不是很好,"保爾特說。"在某些方面,這是相當令人苦惱的。它們是人們的意見,但不幸的是,它已經變得非常討厭了。"

他證實,他也在尋求推翻DP世界巡迴賽施加的10萬英鎊的罰款,但拒絕透露他是否在與PGA巡迴賽無限期停賽LIV叛徒的決定作鬥爭。

"我甚至還不想對那方面發表評論,"他說。"重點首先是打下周的比賽,打公開賽,讓我們看看以後的情況。"

保爾特認為他在蘇格蘭東海岸的參賽是為下周在聖安德魯斯老球場更北一點的公開賽做重要準備。

他說:"這是林克斯高爾夫,"他說。"這麼多年來,我一直在打蘇格蘭公開賽。我不知道我打了多少次蘇格蘭公開賽,但已經非常多了,這是過程的一部分。

"在聖安德魯斯舉行的第150屆公開賽,我認為對我來說是一個相當重要的比賽。這是我在2000年的第一次公開賽,這將是我在聖安德魯斯的最後一次公開賽,所以我想在進去之前進行一些林克斯高爾夫的準備工作。"


As Ian Poulter claimed he does not expect a hostile reception in the Scottish Open locker room, American Billy Horschel launched a scathing attack on LIV Golf's rebel players, calling them "hypocrites and liars".

The Wentworth-based circuit had banned the Englishman along with 15 other LIV players from the Genesis Scottish Open after they took part in last month's opening event on the Saudi-funded series.

"They decided to go play on that tour and they should go play there. They shouldn't be coming back over to the DP World Tour or the PGA Tour," Horschel, the reigning BMW PGA champion, stated before the Scottish Open.

"To say that they wanted to also support the DP World or PGA Tour going forward, while playing the LIV Tour, is completely asinine in my opinion.

"It's unfortunate that those guys made their bed and that's what they want to do. Leave us alone, honestly.

"Last week's events, I've been really frustrated by because there are a lot of guys that are hypocrites that are not telling the truth and lying about some things.

"I just can't be diplomatic anymore about it as I have been in the past."

Poulter will arrive at the tournament after competing at the JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor on Monday and Tuesday. And the 46-year-old dismissed concerns that he will face hostility from fellow professionals at Renaissance.

"My reception here has been unbelievable with the 40,000 fans that we've had," Poulter said after his second and final round of the charity event.

"The locker room are people that I play against week in week out and if they take exception to it that's up to those guys. I haven't had a problem with any of the players.

"I've seen Rory (McIlroy) this week and I've had a chat, I've seen Thomas (Bjorn) and we have a difference of opinion but we're still friends, which its nice when you've played golf with these players for a very long time.

"It is strictly a business decision, not a personal decision that has to get in the way of friendships and I class pretty much everyone out here on tour as a friend."

Poulter says he "feels pretty good" about the decision to allow him to play the Scottish Open after a hearing organised by Sporting Resolutions (UK) found in his favour, while the DP World Tour said they were "disappointed" by the outcome from the first stage of the hearing.

"We followed the procedure that was laid out in front by the tour for an appeal process and we've obviously won that appeal," Poulter said. South African Justin Harding and Spain's Adrian Otaegui also received a stay to play in Scotland.

Further LIV rebels may be added to the Scottish Open field before the tournament begins on Thursday. The field for the joint PGA Tour and DP World Tour event would normally be 156 players, but the European-based circuit's chief Keith Pelley has accepted "the field size will increase".

"I feel like it was the right decision and I'm looking forward to the week," Poulter added.

He also revealed that he has been receiving "distressing" messages on social media since signing up for the lucrative LIV circuit which this year boasts seven $25m (£20m) tournaments and a final event worth $50m.

"It's not really a great forum right now to be bedtime reading, it's not good before you shut your eyes," Poulter said. "It's quite distressing in some respects. They are people's opinions but it has got extremely nasty unfortunately."

He confirmed that he is also seeking to overturn the £100,000 fine imposed by the DP World Tour but refused to be drawn on whether he is fighting the PGA Tour's decision to indefinitely suspend LIV rebels.

"I don't even want to comment on that side yet," he said. "The focus is first and foremost to play next week, to play the Open Championship and let's see where it goes from there."

Poulter sees his participation on the Scottish east coast as vital preparation for the following week's Open Championship a little further north on the Old Course at St Andrews.

"It's links golf," he said. "I've always played the Scottish Open throughout so many years. I don't know how many Scottish Opens I've played but it's been an awful lot, it's part of the process.

"The 150th Open at St Andrews I think is a fairly significant one for me. It was my first Open in 2000, it will be my last Open at St Andrews so I wanted to have some links golf prep before going in."

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