The PGA Tour initially confirmed to its players that they would be able to compete at LIV Golf Promotions without the fear of sanctioning, but it appears their may have been a change in policy
PGA Tour officials have reportedly changed their minds on members competing in LIV Golf’s first-ever Qualifying School event at Abu Dhabi Golf Club next month.
LIV Golf Promotions will see a number of hopefuls compete to earn a place with the breakaway league contest in a 72-hole qualifier across three days in December. Following the end of the event the top three finishers from will earn a LIV tour card for 2024.
A number of players from the Asian Tour have committed to competing in the Q-School event in the Middle East, but it remains to be seen whether PGA Tour and DP World Tour members will enter.
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Both circuits have taken a zero tolerance approach to the breakaway league, after the PGA Tour opted to suspend any player who teed it up with the rival league. Earlier this month the Tour appeared to softened their stance after given players the green light to take part in the promotion tournament.
Just weeks later however it appears Jay Monahan and co have decided to make yet another u-turn. Per Monday Q Info, a former major champion and a ‘multi-time’ winner from the PGA Tour are set enter the Q-School tournament taking place in early December.
However it appears it may come with consequence, with the report revealing that Tour bosses are now threatening to suspend players who compete in the event. Initially a PGA Tour spokesperson announced that their would be know punishment for those wanting to compete at LIV Promotions.
“Based on the information publicly available regarding the LIV Golf Promotion event, it is determined to be a qualifying event only and not a part of an unauthorised series,” the statement read. “Therefore, the LIV Golf Promotion event is not categorised as an ‘unauthorised tournament.’”
Phil Mickelson is a close friend of Rahm, and the American became arguably the biggest name to join the LIV setup last summer. Speaking at the Team Championship in October, Mickelson claimed he had heard of a whole host of interest from players on other tours wanting to join LIV Golf.
When players look at LIV, they are wanting to be a part of it,” he said in Miami last month. “Everybody here is happy and enjoying what we are doing and enjoying the team aspect of it and enjoying each other and the camaraderie and enjoying playing golf globally and all the benefits that come with playing this tour.
“There’s a lot of players that see that and want to be a part of it. The question is how many spots are available? There’s a lot more players that want to come than there are spots.”
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