auguston mastersOne of the ‘big four’ of the golf season, notified this Tuesday that it would allow the participation of golfers who decided to leave the PGA this year to join the alternative circuit of LIV Golf.
The classification criteria applied by the Augusta Masters, which Will be held in Georgia from April 6 to 9, Will allow participation of 16 golfers The millionaires who currently make up the LIV circuit, funded by the Saudi Arabian government.
“Sadly, recent events have divided men’s professional golf, undermining the values of the game and the rich legacy of those who created it. Despite our disappointment at what happened, our goal is to bring together an elite group To honor the tradition of bringing along. golfer next April”, Masters wrote in a statement.
The tournament explained that it would send invitation letters “to those who are eligible as per the current criteria”, allowing participation of golfers even if they are part of another circuit.
With significant financial incentives for its players, LIV Golf aspires to organize a tour that rivals the US-based tour.
after weeks of rumors and suspicions, andThe PGA Tour refused permission for players on its tour to compete in the LIV Golf Invitational Series in London in mid-May, LIV Golf’s first event.
This led to disciplinary action and withdrawal from the PGA Tour. LIV Golf Course Golfers like the Spanish Sergio García, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Brooks Koepka, the Mexican Abraham Ensor or Luis Oosthuizen.
On 30 November, LIV added El Camaleón from Mexico, Valderrama from Spain and Sentosa from Singapore to its 2023 calendar and last week the circuit added Tucson (Arizona), Tulsa (Oklahoma) and three more appointments in the United States. started. In the Allegheny Mountains (West Virginia).