Jason Day to LIV Golf: It's a no right now, but ask me in 12 months...

Former World No.1 Jason Day says he would consider joining LIV Golf in 12 months but for now he is staying put on the PGA Tour.

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Wed, 14 Dec 2022
Jason Day to LIV Golf: It's a no right now, but ask me in 12 months...

Former World No.1 Jason Day says he has no plans to join LIV Golf right now, but don't count him out in 12 months. 

The 35-year-old lifted the lid on his potential future path in an interview with the Palm Beach Post after playing in the QBE Shootout on the PGA Tour

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Day's comments come as LIV's audacious plans were revealed in leaked documents. 

If true, the documents paint an interesting picture for the breakaway tour at present.

It was suggested that even in a "best case scenario" LIV Golf would struggle to match the revenue streams of the PGA Tour. 

The documents suggest that luring Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy away from the PGA Tour was crucial to the growth of LIV. 

It was also alleged that LIV had targeted NBA legend Michael Jordan and former U.S. secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, among others. 

The 2015 PGA Championship winner said it would be great if the PGA Tour and LIV united. 

Day told the Post: 

"I definitely would say no, I wouldn't go as of now. Who knows in a year's time, you might think differently." 

He continued: 

"I don't blame some of the guys for going because there' quite a lot of money these guys are earning. I understand it.
"For me, it just depends on how you feel about major championships, and I know that's all up in the air right now if they're going to play or not, and they don't have world ranking points out there.
"It's disappointing there's a divide on both sides." 

Day was also asked about Cameron Smith, who signed for LIV Golf for a reported $150m after winning the 150th Open at St. Andrews in July. 

Smith has already tasted victory with LIV and recently had a sensational homecoming when he won the Australian PGA Championship in late November. 

In recent weeks Smith has become increasingly involved in the debate over whether LIV should qualify for world ranking points. 

Day said of Smith: 

"He's definitely a friend, we just haven't spoken. All those guys out there are my friends. Some of the friendships fractured between some of the guys who have been more outspoken.
"I don't mind the guys leaving. I honestly wish the tours could join somehow. That would be great."

Day is currently ranked No. 113. His last PGA Tour victory came in 2018 at the Wells Fargo Championship. 

He has struggled with injuries - particularly with his back - over the past 18 months. 

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