SportsWatch: The Masters golf tournament will allow players who joined LIV Golf to compete at Augusta in 2023

by | Dec 20, 2022 | Stock Market

Golfers who left the PGA Tour and joined the Saudi-backed LIV Golf are eligible to play at the 2023 Masters tournament. In June, the PGA Tour suspended golfers who joined the LIV Golf series, but the latter are allowed to play in the three U.S. majors outside of the PGA Championship — the U.S. Open, the Open Championship and the Masters — because those tournaments are not governed by the PGA Tour and have their own organizational and operating bodies.

“Our focus is to honor the tradition of bringing together a preeminent field of golfers this coming April,” Fred Ridley, Chairperson of Augusta National Golf Club, said in a statement. “Therefore, as invitations are sent this week, we will invite those eligible under our current criteria to compete in the 2023 Masters Tournament.” See also: Sports bettor was set to turn his $26 wager into $557,770 if France beat Argentina. It lost. But he won. Here’s how. Sixteen players who compete in LIV Golf are among the 78 players eligible for the Masters, including Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson, Bryson DeChambeau and Charl Schwartzel. “As we have said in the past, we look at every aspect of the tournament each year, and any modifications or changes to invitation criteria for future tournaments will be announced in April,” Ridley continued. See also: Budweiser says it will award that unconsumed Qatar beer to World Cup winner Argentina LIV Golf was founded by former pro golfer Greg Norman in an attempt to challenge the PGA Tour. It is funded by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign-wealth fund and so far tournaments have been held at golf courses near Bosto …

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