Cameron Tringale Gives Up PGA Tour Membership And Joins LIV Golf

The 35-year-old joins the Saudi-backed series having not won on the PGA Tour

Tringale hits an iron shot
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In admittedly unsurprising circumstances, Cameron Tringale becomes the next PGA Tour player to give up their membership and jump ship to LIV Golf, after the American had been linked with the series for the past few months.

First reported by the Handicap 54 account on Twitter, which has correctly predicted a number of LIV Golf moves, Tringale leaves the PGA Tour holding the record for securing the highest career earnings ($17 million) without winning a title.   

In a statement released via his social media, the American wrote: "After much reflection, prayer, and conversations with trusted advisors, I have made the decision to not renew my Tour membership for next year and join LIV Golf."

The release also "expressed gratitude for the PGA Tour and their teams across all levels for creating and maintaining and growing the platform", with Tringale also thanking "sponsors, tournament directors and volunteers", as the 35-year-old praised "Tiger, Arnie and Jack, for paving the way for the professional game to be where it is today."

Along with the many thanks, Tringale stated that: "Playing the PGA Tour has been the thrill of a lifetime," as he leaves for the Saudi-backed series and Boston on the 2nd September.

Tringale hits a drive tee shot

Tringale's best result in 2021/22 came at the Zozo Championship, where he finished T2

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Rumours about players joining LIV Golf had been spreading rapidly. They were ramped up recently when No Laying Up posted a Twitter picture that included an array of PGA Tour players' names being used as a discount code for the fourth LIV Golf event.

Tringale's name was included amongst the seven, with the other six being Cameron Young, Joaquin Niemann, Cameron Smith, Marc Leishman, Anirban Lahiri and Harold Varner III. Users were able to type in 'said-surname'25 for a 25% discount.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x