Adrian Meronk, who departed from the PGA Tour to join LIV Golf, confessed that he was dissatisfied with being excluded from the Ryder Cup team.
Adrian Meronk (Image via Imago)
Currently, there appears to be no halt to golfers leaving the PGA Tour and joining LIV Golf. The most recent addition is Adrian Meronk, a talented Polish professional golfer who has been making waves in the golfing world.
The European golfer shocked the golfing community when he made the decision to join LIV Golf. He has now spoken out about his choice and revealed that being snubbed from the 2023 Ryder Cup team played a role in his decision.
Meronk had a successful run on the European circuit in 2023 and was seen as a strong contender for the European team. However, the emergence of [Captain’s Name] resulted in the Polish international being overlooked.
🚨⛳️❌ Adrian Meronk stated that if he had not been excluded from the Ryder Cup team, he probably would not have joined LIV. (Via @TelegraphSport) “I don’t know, but I would probably not have come to LIV if I had played in the Ryder Cup. What happened definitely influenced my decision… pic.twitter.com/MY0tPGJcaE
Following this, Meronk swiftly shifted his focus back to his golf game. He went on to secure victory at the Andalucía Masters in October, silencing any doubts about his elite status in Europe.
Born in Hamburg, Germany in 1993, Adrian Meronk began his golfing journey at a young age. By the time he was 16, his exceptional talent had already made him a topic of conversation, catching the attention of his Welsh coach. Following his coach’s guidance, Meronk pursued a golf scholarship at East Tennessee State University in the United States.
Meronk turned professional in 2016 and steadily climbed through the ranks. He earned his European Tour card in 2019, but it was in 2022 that he truly made his mark. In July 2022, he became the first Polish golfer to win the Horizon Irish Open on the European Tour. Just a few months later, he secured his second European Tour title at the ISPS Handa Australian Open, defeating his experienced opponent by a margin of five shots.
In May 2023, Meronk triumphed at the Italian Open held at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, the same venue as the Ryder Cup. This victory led many to believe that he would soon be included in the Ryder Cup squad, but fate had other plans.
T-9 for Adrian Meronk! 👊A remarkable performance in Vegas 👏#CleeksGC #LIVGolf pic.twitter.com/VpldC7xez0
Now, the golfer finds himself competing on the LIV Golf circuit, representing Cleeks GC. In the recent LIV Golf Vegas event, he finished tied for ninth place with a score of 7-under. It will be intriguing to see how he fares in the upcoming tournaments, which may provide insight into whether his decision to join the breakaway tour was the right one.
According to the Source firstsportz.com