Lee Westwood
Westwood took part in LIV Golf's first event at the Centurion Club in June

Changes to the PGA Tour are just a copy of the LIV Golf series, according to Lee Westwood.

At least 20 events will be played by the top players.

Westwood, who resigned from the PGA Tour to play in the first LIV event in June, laughed at what the players had come up with.

Speaking to Golf Digest, the former world number one added: "It's just a copy of what LIV is doing. There are a lot of hypocrites out there. They all say LIV is 'not competitive'. They all point at the no-cut aspect of LIV and the short fields.

There are 20 events that look similar to LIV. Hopefully, they will be held to account as we were in the beginning.

The top players on the PGA Tour have committed to 12 of the 20 events that the tour has to offer.

The $20m prize fund matches the prize fund on offer at LIV events for the individual competition, with the additional $5m for the team element at their tournaments.

The BMW PGA Championship will be Westwood's 29th consecutive tournament and he plans to play in it.

He is not convinced by the alliance with the tour.

Westwood has seen how the tour has acted.

There hasn't been a lot of giving. The prize purses have gone up since Tiger joined the tour. All the best players from Europe have left the European Tour due to that.

They had to play in the US and take all their world ranking points with them. Put up the money, get all the players, hog all the world ranking points, that's what they did.

Over the last few months, we have seen that LIV is following in the footsteps of the PGA Tour.

The prize fund for the eight invitational events held by LIV Golf is over 200 million dollars.

Players will be split into teams for the 54-hole three-day tournaments which feature shotgun starts and no cut.

The changes to the tour came after a meeting between Tiger Woods and other top players.

The new "high-tech league" will begin in 2024 and will appeal to young fans.

Six, three-man teams will compete on a data-rich, virtual course in a stadium setting in the new league.

The changes the PGA Tour made were a day late and a dollar short according to Greg Norman.