‘The sum of s*** composed about me is a thing I’ve never had to deal with’: Graeme McDowell admits his legacy has been tainted ‘in the quick term’ more than his final decision to be part of LIV Golfing but insists the narrative ‘will have to change’ about the sequence
- Graeme McDowell is a single of the greatest names to have joined the LIV Golf series
- He and many others have faced heavy criticism for getting part in the Saudi-led series
- McDowell is not expecting to contend at The Open up because of to a ban versus players
- He insists the narrative bordering the collection will have to alter in the future
Graeme McDowell has insisted he is not sorry for signing up for the controversial LIV Golf series but admitted his final decision has tainted his legacy ‘in the shorter term’.
Players have been criticised for becoming a member of the collection, offered that the funding arrives from the Saudi Arabian govt.
McDowell is 1 of the biggest names to have joined the sequence and has explained to the Irish Independent that he has ‘never experienced to deal’ with the criticism thrown his way presently.
He stated that he was not sorry to be a part of the collection, but when questioned if his legacy had been tainted he included: ‘In the quick term it truly is tainted mainly because the narrative is so adverse.
‘Eventually that narrative will have to modify. How quite a few best gamers are likely to have to enjoy in this factor and create a product to where you men will start talking about golf?
‘I get it. The volume of s*** which is been penned about me the very last six weeks, it can be one thing I have by no means had to deal with in my golfing job prior to.’
Graeme McDowell has faced hefty criticism for signing up for the Saudi backed LIV Golfing collection
When questioned if his conclusion to sign up for the LIV Golfing sequence was difficult, he responded: ‘Yeah, it was incredibly tough. You know, there were being a ton of pros and there were being a lot of drawbacks. You had to make your peace with the damaging side of points.
‘The toughest point for me the last 3 or 4 months is the unfavorable fallout and being joined to responses, where by all you might be making an attempt to do is say the ideal matters and do the appropriate point for a golf organisation that are supplying us a phenomenal possibility.
‘All the tenuous inbound links to the items that these fellas have allegedly finished when we know that the back links are, like I say, tenuous at best. It doesn’t signify all people is Saudi Arabia is a terrible man or woman, you know what I am stating.
McDowell is unlikely to consider portion in the Open up as he is banned for the Scottish Open
‘These guys are managing a really, very beneficial golfing item which is being phenomenally very well staged, using wonderful treatment of the players and the players are loving it and so lots of good points are happening.
‘But the negativity does not make you very pleased of you every working day. You wake up. Hopefully the narrative will alter to golfing soon and we can get on with it.’
When told the situation is to do with the Saudi ‘regime’ and staying paid by them, he added: ‘I’m not guaranteed fellas are essentially stating good things about the routine. I feel we are focussing on the good issues that the golf is doing. You know, I am not in a position to remark on the regime. I you should not know ample about it.’
McDowell (right) suggests the general public narrative will have to change about the LIV Golfing sequence
Criticism was thrown in the way of McDowell for his comments final month expressing he was ‘proud to support Saudi Arabia’ by means of his involvement with LIV Golfing.
Owning failed to qualify for the US Open, he has resigned to missing The Open next week also, insisting he will not tee it up even if an injunction by the 16 rebels demanding a ban on their enjoying this week’s Scottish Open will come by way of.
The DP Earth Tour has banned players fined the Saudi-backed LIV rebels £100,000 apiece and banned them from getting portion in the Scottish Open up.