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Xander Schauffele, an automatic qualifier for the United States team at the 2023 Ryder Cup, could have been removed from the squad in a contract dispute, his father told the Times of London.
The golfer wanted to make three amendments to the player participation and benefit agreement but was threatened by the PGA of America to sign by the September deadline or be pulled from the team, Stefan Schauffele told the paper in a story Monday.
“The PGA of America were not willing to even talk to us about (the three amendments),” Stefan Schauffele told The Times. “It was very late in the schedule right before the team came (to Rome) to practice because they had moved the deadline and they said, ‘If you don’t sign it by then, you’re off the team,’ but they never gave us the contact information of their legal counsel.
“Saturday morning of Labor…