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Scottie Scheffler on LIV Golf lawsuit: ‘I’m definitely curious to see what’s going to happen’

Scottie Scheffler is one of the world’s best golfers and has been vocal about his support for the PGA Tour. Recent reports suggest that Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman are the next PGA golfers headed to the LIV Golf.

Smith is No. 2 in the FedEx Cup standings.

Three LIV Golf players are part of a lawsuit seeking opportunity to compete in the FedEx Cup playoffs. A ruling is expected later Tuesday on Talor Gooch, Matt Jones and Hudson Swafford’s availability at the FedEx St. Jude Championship at TPC Southwind in Memphis.

“I’m definitely curious to see what’s going to happen,” Scheffler said. “It’s one of those deals where those guys kind of made their decision to go join another tour and they broke the rules and regulations of our tour and now they’re trying to sue us, which is definitely a bit frustrating. I heard that was going to happen and I know some guys aren’t surprised to see it, but I definitely am surprised to see some guys now suing us.”

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The PGA Tour responded to the LIV Golf lawsuit on Monday by stating players broke rules for “eye-popping” money. The Tour states that participation with LIV Golf violates the PGA Tour handbook.

“For me, I feel like the PGA Tour is the best place to play,” Scheffer said. “I’m not willing — my dream was to play on the PGA Tour. My dream was never to maximum myself my financial benefits. I feel very blessed and fortunate to play golf and get paid for it, so for me, I’m not looking to go out and do anything else. The PGA Tour is where I want to play, and it continues to be the place where the best golfers in the world play and the opportunity to win FedEx Cup and opportunity to win major championships and to win tournaments out here.”

Contact Damichael Cole at damichael.cole@commercialappeal.com and on Twitter @damichaelc.

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