Six top players leave the PGA Tour and join LIV Golf.
Six top-100 golfers have revealed plans to leave the Tour and join LIV, including Australian Cameron Smith,
who is now ranked No. 2 in the world. The PGA Tour has been losing top players to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf for months.
According to ESPN, Smith, Joaquin Niemann, Harold Varner III, Cameron Tringale, Marc Leishman, and Anirban Lahiri will all be competing in LIV Golf's fourth tournament,
which begins on Friday at The International outside of Boston, after departing the PGA Tour. In the Official World Golf Ranking, each of the six golfers is placed in the top 100 golfers.
Even after first refuting the rumours, Smith, who won the 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews in July, has been linked to LIV for a number of weeks.
The identities of all six golfers were found in a LIV Golf promo code for the next tournament, sparking speculations about the other five players.