Report: Rumours Linking Tommy Fleetwood to LIV Golf Are Not True

The Englishman is not about to jump ship to the Saudi-backed series

Tommy Fleetwood has distanced himself from rumours that he is about to sign with LIV Golf
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Tommy Fleetwood is 100% not among the group of players set to sign with LIV Golf, despite reports to the contrary.

The 31-year-old, fresh from his tied-4th finish at the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews, was reported to be among six players on the verge of signing with the Saudi-backed series, but Sky Sports reporter Jamie Weir tweeted that having spoken to the man himself, that is “100% categorically not true”.

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The presence of Fleetwood’s wife and agent Clare at the opening LIV Golf event at the Centurion Club near London has seen the five-time DP World Tour winner’s name consistently linked with a move, but a report in The Times (opens in new tab) confirmed Fleetwood’s manager had reiterated he isn’t going anywhere.

Fleetwood himself took to social media to post a message about how much he enjoyed his week at the Home of Golf, including a possibly significant line that he’d enjoyed “experiences that money can’t buy”, which could be seen as a message that he won’t be tempted by the big prizes on offer in the LIV Golf Series.

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New Open champion Cameron Smith is said to be among the latest targets of LIV Golf, and he did not take the chance to confirm where his future lies at the post-victory press conference. Meanwhile LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman, the last Australian to win the Open before Smith’s amazing final round saw him end Australia’s 28-year wait for an Open champion, took to Twitter to congratulate Smith on lifting the Claret Jug.

Reports have suggested that Norman is keen to put together an all-Australian team as part of his LIV project, with Smith and former Masters winner Adam Scott among the targets. LIV already has an all English team featuring Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, and an all-South African team that contains the winners of the two LIV Golf events so far, Charl Schwartzel and Branden Grace

Jeff Kimber
Jeff Kimber

Jeff graduated from Leeds University in Business Studies and Media in 1996 and did a post grad in journalism at Sheffield College in 1997. His first jobs were on Slam Dunk (basketball) and Football Monthly magazines, and he's worked for the Sunday Times, Press Association and ESPN. He has faced golfing greats Sam Torrance and Sergio Garcia, but on the poker felt rather than the golf course. Jeff's favourite course played is Sandy Lane in Barbados, which went far better than when he played Matfen Hall in Northumberland, where he crashed the buggy on the way to the 1st tee!