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PGA Tour players allowed to compete in LIV Golf qualifying

Could we see a number of PGA Tour players head to LIV Golf Promotions? The circuit isn’t stopping them…

 

PGA Tour players will be allowed to play in LIV Golf’s version of Q-school.

The tour says LIV Golf Promotions isn’t an “unauthorised tournament,” so members can compete without repercussions.

A full statement from a tour spokesperson was given to various media outlets:

“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.

“Therefore, the LIV Golf Promotion event is not categorised as an ‘Unauthorised Tournament’. This classification is subject to change should the details of the event change.”

LIV Golf Promotions is a three-day, 72-hole event that gets underway on December 8, offering three places on to the 2024 LIV Golf schedule.

This could mean a PGA Tour member earns a spot for the Saudi-funded league’s third season. We’re yet to discover if this could lead to further suspensions.

A number of PGA Tour stars were suspended by the circuit for joining LIV Golf which held its first event in June 2022.

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European stars such as Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia were fined by the DP World Tour too, which led to resignations across the board.

The PGA Tour and the Public Investment Fund, which financially backs LIV Golf, are still working towards a peace agreement ahead of the December 31 deadline.

When two PGA Tour representatives appeared before the US Senate in July, it was revealed LIV golfers regaining their tour memberships was one of many stunning preliminary proposals.

What is the LIV Golf Promotions event?

LIV Golf Promotions is a pathway not only to LIV but to the Asian Tour as well.

After four rounds, the top three players on the stroke play leaderboard will gain entry to LIV, while the rest of the top 10 players will earn places in the lucrative International Series.

Rounds one and two of LIV Golf Promotions feature criteria players must meet to participate, and the overall winner will bank $200,000.

More information on the format and qualification guidelines can be found here.

NOW READ: The Slam Podcast: Which stars (if any) will turn up to LIV Golf Promotions?

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Matt Chivers

Matt Chivers

Now on the wrong side of 25, Matt has been playing golf since the age of 13 and was largely inspired to take up the game by countless family members who played golf during his childhood.

Matt is a member at Royal Cinque Ports in Deal playing off a 5 handicap, just a pitching wedge away from his hometown of Dover where he went to school and grew up. He has previously been a member at Etchinghill and Walmer and Kingsdown in Kent.

Having studied history at the University of Liverpool, Matt went on to pass his NCTJ Exams in Manchester a year later to fulfil his lifelong ambition of becoming a journalist. He picked up work experience along the way at places such as the Racing Post, the Independent, Sportsbeat and the Lancashire Evening Post.

Matt joined NCG in February 2023 and is the website’s main source of tour news, features and opinion. He has reported live from events such as The Open, the Ryder Cup and The Players Championship, having also interviewed and spoken to the likes of Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson, to name just a few.

Consuming tour golf on what is a 24/7 basis, you can come to Matt for informed views on the game and the latest updates on the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour and LIV Golf.

What’s in Matt’s bag: Cobra LTDx LS driver, Cobra LTDx 3-wood, TaylorMade P7MC irons, Ping Glide 4.0 wedges, Odyssey putter.

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