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How Michael Jordan Convinced Harold Varner Not To Join LIV Golf

Harold Varner III did not make the cut at the US Open but had a lively week, in particular due to an intense discussion with NBA legend Michael Jordan.

Harold Varner III arrived at the Country Club earlier this week to play the US Open with questions in his head.

Should he accept or not the proposal of the LIV Golf Invitational Series and turn his back on the PGA Tour? A small conversation with Michael Jordan was enough to convince him that he had to refuse.

Yes, it’s true. Michael Jordan. According to a Sports Business Journal report, Varner III spoke about it with the NBA legend. And apparently he has now made up his mind.

I’m sure he had to make decisions like this long before I was born.

Varner, 31, who wears the Michael Jordan logo on his clothes, told Sports Business Journal that the conversation with the legendary basketball player helped him make up his mind. “ I’m sure he had to make decisions like this long before I was born.”

“I will therefore not go to the LIV Golf. I talked to Jay Monahan about it, I talked to a lot of people I look up to and it’s not worth it.”

Varner III further explained that he is concerned that LIV Golf and the PGA Tour will never come to an agreement and would like Monahan to agree to start discussions.

Koepka, Hovland on the start?

There are several rumors that more PGA Tour players are expected to announce their intention to play in the second tournament of the LIV Golf Invitational Series in Portland at the Pumpkin Ridge course at the end of June.

Brooks Koepka’s name is circulating strongly as Viktor Hovland told a Norwegian newspaper this week that he has no plans to join the breakout circuit but is not on the entry list for the Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands next week.

©Jeff Haynes/USGA

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