LIV Golf League Delays Roster Reveals Of Final Four Teams Until Monday

Phil Mickelson's Hy Flyers are among the four LIV Golf League teams to delay naming their line-up until Monday after Tiger Woods stole the headlines

Phil Mickelson and Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan
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The LIV Golf League has delayed the announcement of the four remaining teams for the new season until next week, with talk that Tiger Woods’ PGA Tour return forced their hand.

With eight teams already named, the final four announcement had been scheduled for Friday, but they’ve now been pushed back until Monday - just four days before the new season begins on 24 February in Mexico.

They include Phil Mickelson’s new-look Hy Flyers side, with Bernd Wiesberger and Matthew Wolff leaving from last year’s set-up and joining other LIV Golf League teams named this week.

Austrian Wiesberger was named on Martin Kaymer's Cleeks GC, where he replaced Laurie Canter, while Wolff replaced Peter Uihlein by joining Brooks Koepka's Smash GC.

Cameron Tringale was the fourth member of Mickelson’s team at the end of the inaugural LIV Golf season and the only one left who could remain with the Hy Flyers. 

The other three teams still to be named are Bubba Watson’s new side the Range GOATS, Kevin Na’s Iron Heads and Stinger GC captained by former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen.

Woods has somewhat stolen the thunder from LIV Golf though with Tiger's return to PGA Tour action at the Genesis Invitational at Riviera grabbing all of the golfing headlines.

Coupled with the release of the Netflix docuseries Full Swing, and there are not too many column inches in the golfing world left for LIV Golf to announce their new teams and new signings – all of which could have led to the delay.

A delay could also be because of technicalities with making new signings, new signings such as PGA Tour rookie and two-time winner on the DP World Tour Dean Burmester, with the South African set to join compatriot Oosthuizen according to The Times.

If confirmed, Burmester would be at least the third new signing for LIV in 2023 after South Americans Mito Pereira and Sebastian Munoz were unveiled as part of Joaquin Niemann's Torque GC team, while Journalist Matias Miguel Torge has also reported that Danny Lee could be joining LIV.



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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.