Shane Lowry believes golf's excessive spending is "disgusting" and might turn off spectators.
The Irishman said he didn't know how much he earned for beating Rory McIlroy
and Jon Rahm at Wentworth last week. Despite LIV Golf's large funds, he believes top players should concentrate on what's best "for golf, not for us."
If you play for money, try LIV "No Laying Up: Lowry. "Don't play for trophies. I've never played for money. I didn't even consider it for that reason.
"The names on the Wentworth trophy are the who's who of European golf. I don't care how much money I won, it's amazing my name is on it. Someone asked me how much money
I won on Sunday night after a few beers, but I had no clue. I didn't know; they wouldn't believe me. I checked my winnings through a European Tour text.
To compete with the NBA and NFL, golf must stay popular with corporate America, but as the game grows more money-oriented, it risks alienating fans.