Justin Thomas has little sympathy for LIV Golf Invitational Series players' complaints over not receiving world ranking points, describing it as "their own fault".
The Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) does not currently recognise LIV Golf events, leading to arguments from defectors such as Open champion Cameron Smith, who says LIV Golf's roster "warrants" ranking points.
All 48 players who featured at the weekend's LIV Golf Chicago event sent a collaborative letter to OWGR chairman Peter Dawson to encourage the granting of ranking points to players on the controversial Saudi-backed tour.
But two-time major winner Thomas is unsympathetic to those requests, telling reporters: "I mean, I don't understand. It's very obvious and written there right in front of them.
"They just naturally want what's best for them. Just like the decision they made to go there [LIV Golf].
"I totally understand if I was [in] the same situation, I would want it, but that doesn't necessarily make it right.
"The governing bodies have created a system for a reason, and that's to try and create the best system possible to determine the best players in the world.
"Now, is it going to be skewed because some of the top players aren't in there? Yeah, but that's their own fault."
Smith closed with a three-under 69 for a three-shot victory in Chicago for his first title since switching to LIV Golf.