Report: Cameron Young Linked With LIV Golf

The 25-year-old American is reportedly the latest target of the Saudi-backed venture

Cameron Young during the pro-am before the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship
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World No.17 Cameron Young is reportedly the latest target for LIV Golf.

Per The Times report, the American, who finished runner-up in last month’s 150th Open at St Andrews, could be heading to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series following the conclusion of this season’s FedEx Cup Playoffs. However, No Laying Up have called it "inaccurate."

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Nevertheless, if the report is accurate, it will give a significant boost to the credibility of LIV Golf, as the New Yorker is regarded as one of the brightest talents in the game. Aged just 25, he is also entering the prime years of his career. In that sense, such a capture would be viewed similarly to another reported signing – 28-year-old World No.2 Cameron Smith.

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Speaking ahead of this week’s FedEx St. Jude Championship, Smith refused to comment on reports that he’s also about to sign up to LIV Golf. However, it is widely anticipated that he will leave after the conclusion of the FedEx Cup Playoffs and in time for the fourth tournament in the Series, which begins in Boston on 2 September.

If Young does opt for a career with LIV Golf, he will join an increasingly impressive roster that already features the likes of Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka and Patrick Reed. Next year, LIV Golf plans to turn the Series into a fully fledged $405m League over 14 tournaments featuring promotion and relegation. With the calibre of players opting to join the venture appearing to be improving, there are surely likely to be even more departures in the months before it starts. 

Mike Hall
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Mike has over 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on a range of sports throughout that time, such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance staff writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the game's most newsworthy stories. 


He has written hundreds of articles on the game, from features offering insights into how members of the public can play some of the world's most revered courses, to breaking news stories affecting everything from the PGA Tour and LIV Golf to developmental Tours and the amateur game. 


Mike grew up in East Yorkshire and began his career in journalism in 1997. He then moved to London in 2003 as his career flourished, and nowadays resides in New Brunswick, Canada, where he and his wife raise their young family less than a mile from his local course. 


Kevin Cook’s acclaimed 2007 biography, Tommy’s Honour, about golf’s founding father and son, remains one of his all-time favourite sports books.