Dustin Johnson on the reasons for performing on the LIV Golf

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Dustin Johnson on the reasons for performing on the LIV Golf

Dustin Johnson will play in the LIV Golf International series, he confirmed it himself and decided to resign from the PGA Tour. We'll see if that has any consequences. "Obviously at this time it's hard to speak on what the consequences will be, but for right now, I've resigned my membership from the PGA Tour," Johnson said, as quoted by skysports.

"I'm going to play here for now, and that's the plan. "What the consequences are going to be, I can't comment on how the tour is going to handle it. Johnson had his own motives that influenced his decision.

"Majors, again I can't answer for them, but hopefully they are going to allow us to play. Obviously I'm exempt for the majors so I plan on playing there unless I hear otherwise. "It was [a difficult decision to resign knowing it would make him ineligible for the Ryder Cup], but hopefully all things are subject to change and at some point it'll change and we'll be able to participate.

"If it doesn't, it was another thing I had to think long and hard about, and ultimately I decided to come do this and play out here.

LIV Golf and Ryder Cup

He also mentioned the Ryder Cup "The Ryder Cup is unbelievable and something that has definitely meant a lot to me, and I'm proud to say that I've played and represented my country, and hopefully I'll get a chance to do that again, but I don't make the rules.

"I chose what's best for me and my family." Dustin Johnson is happy about the competition and the way it was formed and its rules. "I was excited about a new format, a new kind of golf that I think is great for the game, is great for the fans, and I think it's going to be very exciting.

"I'm excited about playing. There's three rounds, no cut, it's a shotgun start, so to me everyone is playing in the same conditions. "We see it all the time where you can get the bad side of a draw, and unfortunately that's just how it goes, but now we'd all play at the same exact time, same exact conditions, so it's going to be a really true test.

"Whoever wins, there's no: 'Well maybe if I would have teed off early on the first day I might have won the golf tournament,' it's a true test to see who's playing the best that week."