A Major Champion, Two Ryder Cup Players And DP World Tour Winners Appear In LIV Golf Q-School Field

2013 PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner has signed up for LIV Golf's Q-School event, alongside two Ryder Cup players and multiple DP World Tour winners

Victor Dubuisson, Jason Dufner and Alvaro Quiros
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Former PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner, Ryder Cup players Victor Dubuisson and Jeff Overton and Spanish pair Alvaro Quiros and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano headline the final field for LIV Golf's Q-School event.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club will host the LIV Golf Promotions on 8-10 December where three spots in the lucrative Saudi-backed league for the 2024 season will be available.

American Dufner, who won the 2013 PGA Championship, is the eye-catching name in the 73-man field, with the 46-year-old trying his luck after some pretty fruitless years on the PGA Tour.

Frenchman Dubuisson was a star of the European team at the 2014 Ryder Cup, while Overton was on the wrong side of a tense defeat for the USA at Celtic Manor in 2010.

Spaniards Quiros and Fernandez'Castano are both multiple winners on the DP World Tour, with both men picking up seven titles during their careers.

Englishman Laurie Canter played 11 times for the Majesticks in last season's LIV Golf League as a reserve, standing in for the injured Sam Horsfield, but is now trying to win a full place in the 2024 field.

Brooks Koepka's brother Chase was one of four players relegated last season, but all four are trying to play their way back in as he's joined by Sihwan Kim, Chase Koepka, Jed Morgan, and James Piot in the field.

"LIV Golf Promotions creates an open pathway for players to compete in the LIV Golf League, and the interest shown in the event’s inaugural year reinforces the significance of these new opportunities for the sport,” said LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman. 

“There is exceptional talent from all corners of the globe and LIV Golf is establishing a platform for these current and rising stars of the game to build their careers in new, exciting ways. LIV Golf’s future is bright, and our anticipation grows to see which competitors will be part of this game-changing league in 2024.”

Greg Norman at the LIV Golf Team Championship at Trump National Doral

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The LIV Golf Promotions will be played over 72 holes, with the top 20 from the first round going through, to be joined by 14 players who go straight into round two.

The Likes of Dufner, Canter and the four relegated players will join the action for the second round, when again the top 20 will advance to a 36-hole shootout for those LIV Golf League spots.

Other interesting names in the field include Kevin Chappell, a PGA Tour winner with four Major top 10 finishes who came agonisingly close to winning the 2016 Tour Championship - when Rory McIlroy won a three-man playoff.  

Kyle Stanley, a two-time PGA Tour winner including at the WM Phoenix Open, is also involved along with young Irish duo Max Kennedy and Ryan Griffin some top amateurs.

Paul Higham

Paul Higham is a sports journalist with over 20 years of experience in covering most major sporting events for both Sky Sports and BBC Sport. He is currently freelance and covers the golf majors on the BBC Sport website.  Highlights over the years include covering that epic Monday finish in the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor and watching Rory McIlroy produce one of the most dominant Major wins at the 2011 US Open at Congressional. He also writes betting previews and still feels strangely proud of backing Danny Willett when he won the Masters in 2016 - Willett also praised his putting stroke during a media event before the Open at Hoylake. Favourite interviews he's conducted have been with McIlroy, Paul McGinley, Thomas Bjorn, Rickie Fowler and the enigma that is Victor Dubuisson. A big fan of watching any golf from any tour, sadly he spends more time writing about golf than playing these days with two young children, and as a big fair weather golfer claims playing in shorts is worth at least five shots. Being from Liverpool he loves the likes of Hoylake, Birkdale and the stretch of tracks along England's Golf Coast, but would say his favourite courses played are Kingsbarns and Portrush.