Graeme McDowell says peers should determine if LIV players can compete in European tour events

VIRGINIA WATER, England – Graeme McDowell is keenly aware that he’s not the most popular person at Wentworth, as a member of the LIV Golf contingent that has made the DP World Tour’s flagship event a referendum between the established tours and the Saudi-backed breakaway circuit.

He explained after his opening round at the BMW PGA Championship that his only desire this week was a need for competition and admitted that he considered withdrawing from the event given the controversy the inclusion of the 18 LIV players has caused. Ultimately, he stressed it’s his fellow players, not the media or