18 LIV golfers invited for the PGA Championship amidst grand tussle between the two tours

The future of golf The battle between the PGA Tour and LIV league heats up at the PGA Championship.


18 LIV golfers invited for the PGA Championship amidst grand tussle between the two tours

PGA Championship ( Image via golfdigest )

The upcoming PGA Championship, one of the four major golf tournaments, is set to take place at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. As per tradition, players from the top 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking were invited, and 18 LIV Golf League players made the cut, sparking a grand tussle between the PGA Tour and LIV.

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Defending champion Justin Thomas will lead the charge of players attempting to win the title at Oak Hill, which has seen major championship victories from Jason Dufner and Shaun Micheel in the past.

Among the LIV players invited is Anirban Lahiri, who made it into the field through the top 100, while Cameron Tringale missed out by a slim margin. Danny Willett and Kazuki Higa, ranked 99th and 100th, respectively, will also be competing in the tournament. Higa, who qualified through his finish on the Japan Tour, will be joined by several others beyond the top 100 who received invites.

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The battle between PGA Tour and LIV

PGA Tour Vs LIV Golf
PGA Tour Vs LIV Golf ( Image via Golf Digest )

The invitation of LIV players to the PGA Championship has sparked a grand tussle between the traditional PGA Tour and the up-and-coming LIV. The tour has been expanding its reach and signing up some of the game’s top players, causing concern for the PGA Tour. The LIV players’ selection for the tournament at Oak Hill will provide an opportunity for them to prove their worth and demonstrate their skills on the big stage.

The PGA Championship has invited 18 LIV players to compete, setting up a showdown between the conventional PGA Tour and the rising LIV. The circuit is concerned about LIV’s ambitions and the potential impact on the existing golfing organisation. LIV, on the other hand, has made its mark in the golfing world by attracting some of the game’s greatest stars.

The PGA Championship’s selection of LIV players has underlined the evolving environment of golf and the problems that the conventional PGA Tour faces. LIV and other upstarts have posed a new challenge to the tour’s dominating status in golf. The PGA Championship will provide both the PGA Tour and LIV a chance to show off their strengths and flaws, perhaps ushering in a new age in golf.

The PGA Championship has invited 18 LIV players to compete, including reigning champion Justin Thomas and numerous other elite players, igniting a discussion over golf’s future and the conflict between the conventional PGA Tour and the up-and-coming LIV. According to SI, the event at Oak Hill Country Club will provide both tours a chance to exhibit their capabilities and demonstrate their dedication to the game, making it an exciting week for golf fans all around the world.

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