Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood could make a big mistake, but also a good move by playing at LIV Golf. Poulter thinks that this is a good decision considering their previous experience. "We've played on the European Tour in Saudi Arabia over a number of years and the event has been a big event, it's had a world-class field," said Poulter for skysports.
"It's been a world-class tournament. "I don't believe it should be controversial, as Lee touched on there are eight events this year, 10 next year, 14 the year after, there is plenty of room to be able to have other great tournaments on other great tours we would like to compete in as well.
"The legacy standpoint is I'm trying to provide for my family which is the first and foremost thing I want to do, I come to work to play golf and that's my job at the end of the day. "I love it, I love playing golf, I love the opportunity LIV gives us from a standpoint of playing, slightly less golf which gives me the ability to be fresher to be ready to go.
It's a magnificent opportunity I'm really looking forward to."
Westwood gives a comment on LIV Golf
Westwood is motivated to show his maximum and hopes for a positive experience just like before. "We've all played in Saudi Arabia already, we've been given releases by the PGA Tour to play there and the European Tour has held events there," said the 49-year-old.
"This is no different really, so I feel educated on it, it's something I've done in the past. As independent contractors we can basically play where we want." The Ryder Cup could create big problems for them.
We expect their reaction. "We don't know (if they are putting Ryder Cup futures in jeopardy)," said Poulter. "I'd like to think it wouldn't, all the golf I've played around the world in all the different countries and tours I don't see why this should be any different. "It's an unknown risk, we don't know how DP World Tour will view it, it's obviously a factor."