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Benjamin Goddard

PGA Tour pro slams "petty" DP World Tour over LIV stance and brands Horschel "douchebag"

There could be a divide inside the PGA Tour with one member slamming the outspoken Billy Horschel and also casting doubt over the DP World Tour's future.

Robert Garrigus was the first player to ask the PGA Tour for permission to play in the LIV Golf Invitational, although he didn't eventually play in the event. He has now taken aim at the DP World Tour calling them 'pretty' over their treatment of Adrian Otaegui, who won last week’s Andalucia Masters in impressive style.

Otaegui played in the first three LIV Golf events but has now re-joined the DP World Tour with the Spaniard hoping to win a Ryder Cup spot.

Otaegui shot an impressive -19 to win last week's event beating his nearest challenger by six shots.

Speaking on the Fire Pit Collective’s Grind podcast Garrigus slammed the DP World Tour for not giving his victory the deserved publicity and doubted the future of the tour.

He said: “I don’t know how they can survive to be quite honest. It’s going to be interesting to see how these people are going to fund that tour.

Adrian Otaegui won the Andalucia Masters finishing six shots clear (Getty Images)

“They’re letting the LIV guys play and they’re trying to take a stance, like ‘oh, we’re not going to say this guy’s name’, but the dude that just won (Otaegui) played the first three events on LIV and when he was breaking scoring records they weren’t even saying anything about him.

"Finally he won and they had to say something because it was his home country – they're being so petty about this.

"There’s no reason why the DP World Tour guys who’ve played on LIV shouldn’t be getting that publicity because to be quite honest there’s only a couple of guys out here who have taken a stance like they actually care.”

Billy Horschel has been a vocal opponent of LIV Golf players competing in the DP World Tour (Getty Images)

Billy Horschel has been vocal in his opposition of LIV Golf players competing in the DP World Tour events and was involved in a heated exchange with rebel Ian Poulter at the BMW PGA Championship in September. However, Garrigus says not all PGA Tour professionals are against their LIV Golf counterparts.

He added: “The d*******g Billy Horschel – he won’t shut the f**k up and I can’t stand it. Even Rory’s (McIlory) taken a step back and (Jon) Rahm’s taken a step back because they’ve realised it’s not a fight you can win.

“I can’t stand guys getting on TV and interviews saying all this about the LIV guys, but when they get on the driving range they ain’t going to say anything to them. Nobody’s getting in a fight on the driving range."

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