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'It's going to be alright': 82-year-old Lee Trevino looks back on his strong comments on LIV Golf after stellar debut season

Lee Trevino never skimps on words. However, have we noticed that the 1981 Hall of Famer changed his mind? After anticipating LIV Golf’s flop earlier this year, Trevino spoke about how the Rebel League could coexist with other mainstream tours. He also indicated where the league is headed based on his experience in the PGA offseason in the ’60s.


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at Texas Sports At the Lone Star Legends luncheon at the Hall of Fame, where he was enshrined, Trevino spoke his mind about what’s going on in golf lately. His first sentence sets the tone for what follows.

“I may not know much, but I know that LIV Golf makes people a lot of money,” he said.

Trevino also likened the Saudi-backed league to the 1969 break of the PGA. “This LIV thing is the same thing we did when we quit the PGA in 1969,” he said. While the six-time major champion claimed he initially stayed the same, many players moved on, which spawned the PGA Tour.

Dec 18, 2021; Orlando, FL, USA; Lee Trevino took a bite during the first round of the PNC Golf Championship at Grande Lakes Orlando Course. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper – USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters

Regarding the PGA-LIV conflict, Trevino believes that a stable position will alleviate any problems for the two alliances, both politically and financially. “As long as Europe is stable, Saudi Arabia [stable], that’s fine,” he said.


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Trevino thinks he’s too early

Likewise, the former Mexican-American golfer weighed in on the prospects of the recently concluded LIV Golf Series. He is pleased with the amount LIV Golf rewards its golfers. His good friend Pat Perez is one of the beneficiaries. The 46-year-old has made $8 million in just eight starts this year.

“I look at my friend Pat Perez, he made $8 million this year I think, I’m too early,” Trevino laughed. It’s not just LIV players, but the recent changes in the PGA Tour’s bonus structure have filled the pockets of loyal players.


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For winning 29 US dollars in his days For Tour winners, Trevino’s total course earnings were $3,478,328. Winds of change, no doubt.



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