Billy Horschel wasn’t shy about ripping LIV Golf “hypocrites” in July, and he certainly isn’t mincing words now.

The 35-year-old golfer tore into the “brainwashed” pros who defected to the Saudi-backed league, noting some are so blinded that they believe they will be allowed to rejoin the PGA Tour.

“I’ve said to some of the guys personally, I think they’ve been brainwashed,” Horschel said Wednesday during an appearance on Golf Channel.

“The way they feel so adamant that they’re going to be back on the PGA Tour. I’ve had some of them tell me, ‘I’ll see you on Tour again.’ I said, ‘No you won’t.’ ”

Leading up to LIV Golf’s inaugural event in London in June, the PGA Tour announced that it would suspend players who joined its controversial rival. This month, 11 LIV golfers, including Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau, sued the PGA Tour over their suspensions.

Billy Horschel tore into “brainwashed” LIV Golf pros during a recent appearance on Golf Channel.
Billy Horschel during the pro-am prior to the FedEx St. Jude Championship on August 10, 2022, in Memphis, Tenn.

Talor Gooch, Matt Jones, and Hudson Swafford, who were also named in the suit, sought a temporary restraining order that would have enabled them to play in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs, which began Thursday with the FedEX St. Jude Championship. On Tuesday, however, a federal judge in California denied that request, to which Rory McIlroy — who has long been outspoken against LIVremarked, “Common sense prevailed.”

Horschel, who shot a 2-under 68 Thursday afternoon in Memphis, Tenn., previously unloaded on the apparent hypocrisy of certain pros who have jumped ship to LIV, which is being bankrolled by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.

Cameron Young was recently linked to the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf series.

“I’ve been really frustrated by it because there’s a lot of guys that are hypocrites, that aren’t telling the truth, that are lying about some things, and I just can’t stand to sit here anymore and be diplomatic about it as I have been in the past,” Horschel said ahead of the Scottish Open last month.

“I don’t fault anyone for going to play the LIV tour. I don’t have any ill will for anyone going to play the LIV tour. I have ill will toward comments that they’ve made, comments saying that [PGA Tour commissioner] Jay Monahan doesn’t listen, the PGA Tour doesn’t listen to us.”

British Open champ Cameron Smith was the latest linked to the rebel tour. The British Open champ bristled at questions on the subject Tuesday, after fellow Australian Cam Percy said that Smith and Marc Leishman “were gone” in regards to joining LIV Golf.

Cameron Young walks off the 17th green during the first round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club on July 28, 2022, in Detroit, Michigan.

The man who finished behind Smith at St. Andrew’s, Cameron Young, also could be headed to LIV Golf. One report said that Young would be going to the LIV Tour. A source said, however, the 25-year-old Young ” is very strongly inclined to remain on the PGA Tour,” per Golfweek.