'I think they've been brainwashed': Billy Horschel doesn't hold back on LIV members who think they'll play on PGA Tour again

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Billy Horschel has been crystal clear on his LIV Golf stance from the beginning.

“There’s a lot of guys that are hypocrites, that aren’t telling the truth, that are lying about some things, that I, just, I can’t stand to sit here anymore and be diplomatic about it,” he said June 5 before the Genesis Scottish Open.

Well, add Wednesday’s quote to his long list of digs toward not only the Saudi-backed circuit, but all the players who have joined the league.

“I think they’ve been brainwashed. The way they feel so adamant that they’re going to be back on the PGA Tour,” he told Golf Channel.

Three LIV members were denied entry into the Fedex Cup Playoffs after Judge Beth Labson Freeman ruled in the PGA Tour’s favor at Tuesday’s court hearing. Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones filed for a temporary restraining order last week as part of a larger antitrust lawsuit against the Tour.

“I think where the resentment comes from with members of this Tour is the fact that they (golfers participating in LIV Golf) want to try to get their way back in here with no consequences,” Rory McIlroy said at his Wednesday press conference prior to this week’s FedEx St. Jude Championship. “Anyone that’s read the PGA Tour handbook or abided by the rules and regulations, that would feel very unfair to them.”

Two players who are in the field this week in Memphis have recently been tied to LIV Golf: Cam Smith and Cameron Young.

With everything going on between the two tours, it might get a bit awkward for the top finishers at the 150th Open.

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