Despite reports that Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed, and Rickie Fowler may join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series, LIV Golf has declined to deny it. Reed and Fowler are expected to join DeChambeau, Reed, and Fowler in signing up to play in the second tournament in Portland, USA, which begins later this month.
Brett Falkoff, DeChambeau’s manager, also hinted strongly that the World No. 28 might play in the LIV Golf series in the near future. He stated: “Bryson has always been an entrepreneur. He’s always been fascinated by the idea of getting in on the ground floor of something new. The game of professional golf as we know it is undergoing rapid transformation.”
The LIV Golf Series.
The LIV Golf Series’ inaugural event begins Thursday at the Centurion Club, with the likes of Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, and Sergio Garcia in the field. “While there has been a lot of speculation about my support for another tour,” DeChambeau tweeted in February, “I want to make it very clear that as long as the top players in the world are participating in the PGA Tour, so will I.”
As recently as Thursday, DeChambeau, 28, said he would not “risk” joining the tour at this point in his career. After his opening round at the Memorial Tournament, the 2020 US Open champion commented, “There’s clearly a lot of debate.” At this stage in my career, “I do not believe I am in a position where I can risk things like that.”
I’m devoted to the group of people I’ve gathered around me through sponsors and other means. The golf industry is likely to undergo some changes in the near future as a result of the current state of affairs. Honestly, I’m not sure what it is. I’m not supposed to do that. I plan to continue playing professional golf for as long as I can and take pleasure in the opportunity to compete against the world’s finest players. In order to be among the world’s finest players, it is everything I have and will do for the rest of my life.”
PGA Tour Winner.
A representative of the LIV Tour reached out to five-time PGA Tour winner Rickie Fowler, who said he is ‘intrigued’ by the opportunity but hasn’t made a decision just yet. “Competition has always been a good thing. LIV has a lot going for it, and that intrigue and intrigue are palpable. Thoughtful, but I’ve yet to make a final choice. Seeing how it all unfolds will be fascinating.
Mickelson believes that LIV Golf can have a positive impact on the sport. During a difficult press conference on Wednesday, Mickelson stated that he will not resign from the PGA Tour because he feels “so good” about the balance that playing in the LIV Golf Series provides.
Extending his self-imposed four-month break from golf, the 51-year-old will play in this week’s first LIV Golf Invitational Series tournament at Centurion Club.
On Monday, the LIV Golf.
On Monday, Mickelson appeared in public for the first time since confirming his participation in the LIV Golf breakaway tour following a reaction over comments he made about the Saudi-backed tour. Despite calling the Saudi state “dangerous” back in February, the six-time major champion repeatedly maintained “I don’t condone human rights violations” when asked about his reasons for appearing on the circuit and highlighted LIV Golf can “can a lot of good for the game.”
Mickelson addressed his sabbatical, saying: “After a four-month vacation from the game, I’ve had a fantastic time. Allows me to continue working on areas where I’m lacking in my life, such as self-improvement and therapy. “Reflecting on my future plans has given me time to think about what’s best for me and the people I care about. As a result, I am able to spend more time with those I care about.
To be a part of LIV Golf, “I feel really wonderful about it,” he says. Also, Mickelson refused to deny if he had been banned by the PGA Tour, saying that speaking publicly about PGA “problems” was out of the question. A lifelong PGA Tour member, Mickelson said there is “no reason” to give up his membership following Dustin Johnson’s resignation on Tuesday because of that.
However, he did affirm that he will play in the US Open the following week, saying, “I’m looking forward to it.”. It was announced on Tuesday by the USGA that players competing in this week’s LIV series opening will be eligible to compete in the US Open if they have previously qualified. There will be a regular stroke play format in which all 48 players compete against each other, while a draft will be used to choose which players will participate in the team format.
As in the Ladies European Tour’s Aramco Team Series, each team will have a LIV-appointed captain who will select their three available places via a snake draft. The best two-stroke play scores from each team will be used in the first two rounds. The team with the lowest overall score at the end of the 54-hole round will be crowned victorious. Team Championship is a seeded four-day, four-round, match play tournament with a seeding system. For the first round, the top four seeds are given a bye, with the rest of the eight teams battling it out to see who reaches the quarter-finals of the tournament.
There are team names and leaders to choose from. For the first time, the 48-strong field was split into 12 teams, with the captains in bold. Dustin Johnson, Shaun Norris, Oliver Bekker, and Kevin Yuan make up the four ACES -Phil Mickelson, Justin Harding, TK Chantananuwat (a), and Chase Koepka make up the HY FLYERS.
PUNCH consists of Wade Ormsby, Matt Jones, Ryosuke Kinoshita, Blake Windred Martin Kaymer, Pablo Larrazabal, JC Ritchie, and Ian Snyman make up CLEEKS. Kevin Na, Sadom Kaewkanjana, Hideto Tanihara, and Viraj Madappa are members of the IRON HEADS. There are four members of SMASH – Sihwan Kim, Jinichiro Kozuma, Scott Vincent, and Itthipat Buranatanyarat Richard Bland, Phachara Khongwatmai, and Travis Smyth make up the CRUSHERS.
Lee Westwood, Sam Horsfield, and Laurie Canter are all members of the MAJESTICKS. Hennie du Plessis, Charl Schwartzel, and Branden Grace make up the STINGER team.There were FIREBALLS – Sergio Garcia, David Puig, James Piot, and Jedediah Morgan.