Merseyside PGA golf coach Angus Law said the Saudi Golf League will have “no effect” on Merseyside’s next generation of golfers.

For over 150 years, Merseyside has played host to a rich golfing history.

Since hosting The Open for the first time in 1869, golfers of every ability have flocked to Liverpool for a chance to follow in the footsteps of their idols.

However, many believe the introduction of the breakaway Saudi Golf League could distort the sport’s legacy and leave many question marks surrounding its future.

Law, Moreton Hills Golf Centre’s Head Teaching Professional, said: I’m a great traditionalist. I love the American and European Tours.

“I understand why they’re trying to do it but historically I don’t like the idea.”

When asked about how the league could impact the next generation of golfers in Merseyside, Law added: I don’t think it has any outlook.

“People who have been watching golf over the years will look at the major competitions, and they’re all in America and Britain.

“So no, I don’t think will have any effect on that at all.”

Many PGA Tour professionals have already been approached by Saudi Golf League representatives, with Bryson DeChambeau reportedly being offered over $135 million in an attempt to entice the 28-year-old to the new league.

Ultimately, DeChambeau is one of the latest golfers to pledge loyalty to the PGA Tour, whilst former world number one Rory McIlroy has also said that plans for the new league are dead in the water”.

(Pic: Angus Law – Head Teaching Professional at Moreton Hills Golf Centre, by Cambridge Kisby for Merseysportlive)