Report: Hideki Matsuyama to forego LIV Golf, stay with PGA Tour

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Now that the PGA Tour’s 2022 Tour Championship is completed, with Rory McIlroy hoisting the trophy for a record third time, news is circulating about players deciding to join the LIV Golf Series while others are planning to stay with the Tour.

Hideki Matsuyama, who was long rumored to be heading to the breakaway series that’s backed by Saudi Arabia and led by Greg Norman, appears to be staying, according to the Associated Press’ Doug Ferguson.

Ferguson reported Matsuyama, who won twice this season at the Zozo Championship and Sony Open in Hawaii, confirmed his commitment to the PGA Tour following his final round at the Tour Championship. Matsuyama finished T-11 and made $925,000.

Cameron Young, one of the favorites to win the Tour’s Rookie of the Year award, confirmed he was staying with the PGA Tour on Sunday. Young said the PGA Tour’s proposed changes were one of the reasons he wanted to stay.

The 2021 Masters champion, Matsuyama has won eight times during his Tour career and made more than $40 million in 217 events.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek