Golf tips and expert instruction, golf club reviews and the latest golf equipment.
Thank you for signing up to . You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.
According to the Golf Channel, Cameron Smith and five other PGA Tour professionals will join LIV Golf next week, with sources confirming that Cameron Smith, Mito Pereira, Marc Leishman, Harold Varner III, Cameron Tringale and Joaquin Niemann are set to join the Saudi-backed series.
Suspicion arose after No Laying Up tweeted seven surnames of current PGA Tour players that could be used to grab a discount at LIV Golf's event in Boston. In the tweet, Cameron Young's name was also mentioned, however, multiple sources have reported that he won't be at Boston in early September.
If reports are true, it would be a huge blow for the International Presidents Cup team, where Smith, Niemann and Pereira were already automatic qualifiers. The International Team captain, Trevor Immelman, has already stated that LIV Golf is "a giant pain in my a**," and it appears to be even more the case now following the Golf Channel's report.
What's more, Niemann, who is reportedly still very conflicted, was asked about a potential move at the Tour Championship, with the Chilean stating: "I haven't made my decision yet. Obviously there's some things I’ve got to see first. But I’m not thinking about that right now. I want to finish the playoffs and then see what my decision will be."
If he were to move to LIV Golf, he would undoubtedly be another loss for the Presidents Cup International side, who could also be without Anirban Lahiri, after he was one of the names included within the discount codes and has been reportedly linked with LIV.
Golf Monthly understands the majority of LIV’s 12 teams will be renamed as team captains have their input. LIV captains have an equity stake in their teams, and have been given the freedom to have as much input as they want, with some especially keen to show their creative sides, as well as bring in sponsorship and other opportunities.
Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.
Best Golf Skorts 2022
Which skort works for you? We've chosen a good selection to cover a bit of what everyone fancies from this fantastically versatile bit of kit.
By Katie Dawkins • Published
PGA EuroPro Tour To Fold After More Than 20 Years
Europe's third-tier development Tour will end at the conclusion of the 2022 season
By James Hibbitt • Published