Travis Smyth, a former LIV Golf pro who was let go, secured a spot at the 151st Open at Royal Liverpool, attracting attention. The golfer, who competed in just three LIV events, earned one of the four available spots at the World City Championship presented by Hong Kong Golf Club.
Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson, who are both joint-captains of the Majestics GC in the LIV Golf League, were also in the mix at the World City Championship, finishing T-45 and T-65, respectively, but it was Travis Smyth who stole the show.
Travis Smyth, who was released from LIV Golf, has an opportunity to regain his playing rights for the 2024 campaign with the Saudi-backed league. He can participate in the LIV Golf Promotions Event in November 2023, which will offer three spots for the league season. Additionally, the winner of the International Series money list on the Asian Tour will receive the fourth spot.
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Travis Smyth celebrates his Open qualification with cheeky comments towards LIV Golf League Commissioner Greg Norman and Tiger Woods
Travis Smyth’s achievement was even more comical as the event was shortened to 54 holes, a fact that he found particularly amusing. He went so far as to implore Tiger Woods to participate, informing LIV Commissioner and CEO Greg Norman that he was improving in the format.
LIV Golf announced in February that they plan to hold a LIV Golf Promotions Event in November 2023, offering three spots for the 2024 LIV Golf League season. The 72-hole strokeplay qualifier will also have a fourth spot available for the winner of the International Series money list on the Asian Tour.
Travis Smyth’s recent success at the World City Championship has once again brought him into the limelight, despite being axed from LIV Golf. His humorous Greg Norman joke and request to Tiger Woods have gained the attention of both golf enthusiasts and the media.
During his career, Norman was a renowned professional golfer, and he has continued to be a notable figure in the sport. Woods, on the other hand, is widely considered one of the greatest golfers ever, with 82 PGA Tour wins and 15 major championships to his name.
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