Who is the Liv Golf Invitational series’ highest-ranked player?
The LIV Golf Invitational Series announced Tuesday that it was adding Cameron Smith, the world’s second-ranked golfer and this year’s British Open champion, giving the Saudi-backed breakaway league its highest-ranked golfer. © Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Australia’s Cameron Smith, the world’s second-ranked golfer, will join LIV Golf.
Who’s leaving the PGA Tour for Liv?
Joaquin Niemann also will leave the PGA Tour for LIV, giving it another golfer ranked in the top 20. Niemann is ranked 19th in the world and has two career PGA Tour wins, one of them this year at the Genesis Invitational in California. LIV also announced the additions of Harold Varner III.
Who is new Liv golf member Cameron Smith?
© Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Australia’s Cameron Smith, the world’s second-ranked golfer, will join LIV Golf. Smith, a 29-year-old Australian, has three wins this season, including the British Open in July and the Players Championship in March.
What’s going on with Liv golf?
Much remains to be sorted out, including how LIV can balance its exorbitant spending with potential profitability. There’s also a legal battle playing out. In August, a contingent of LIV golfers led by Mickelson sued the PGA Tour in antitrust court over the latter’s decision to ban any LIV defectors.