Rumors develop into actuality.
Longtime British Open champion Cameron Smith’s defection to LIV Golf is set to occur after the Tour Championship concludes, in accordance to ESPN. Smith could be joined by Marc Leishman, Harold Varner III, Joaquin Niemann, Camero Tringale and Anirban Lahiri, ESPN studies. A Golf Channel report confirmed the primary 4 of these names and added Mito Pereira to the record of defectors.
All of these players are anticipated to participate within the upcoming LIV Golf occasion in Boston subsequent weekend, per ESPN.
As the PGA Tour ends its season with the Tour Championship at East Lake this weekend, it represents the newest blow from Greg Norman and LIV Golf, which has attracted various high stars with large payouts.
The PGA introduced earlier this week that it might be making a collection of modifications to welcome high players from subsequent 12 months, together with 13 excessive occasions with huge money prizes and a doubling of the Player Impact program bonus.
Yet the PGA would not have deep sufficient pockets to compete with the Public Investment Fund, which is actually an extension of the Saudi state and funds LIV Golf.
Although Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have been on the forefront of the PGA protection, together with main the modifications introduced this week, the star forged round them continues to dwindle.