Young Staying with PGA Tour

Cameron Young announced Sunday he will remain with the PGA Tour.

The Fordham Prep graduate, the leading candidate for the PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year, shared his decision after considering a switch to LIV Golf, a golf tour funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and led by CEO Greg Norman.

Young’s announcement came on the same day Cameron Smith announced he would compete in LIV Golf. Smith, the world’s No. 2 player, defeated Young by a stroke to capture The Open Championship in July.

“Frankly, I have decided to stay,” he said to a group of reporters at the TOUR Championship where he placed 19th at 10-under par over four days. “It’s a really difficult situation because it’s not anything that anyone really wanted to happen. I think it wasn’t meant to be this hostile between the two.”

Young placed second in five tournaments in his rookie season and third in two more, including the PGA Championship. He earned over $6.5 million in his rookie season.

PGA Tour golfers will begin their 2022-2023 FedExCup Season with the Fortinet Championship in Napa, Calif., Sept. 15-18.

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