April 1, 2024

The Masters set to feature 13 LIV Golf stars as Ian Poulter clarifies position | Golf | Sport

In 2024, there will be fewer golfers competing for the green jacket than last year because LIV can’t offer Official World Golf Ranking points. Even though many big names haven’t qualified for this famous tournament, 13 LIV Golf stars have done enough to secure a spot at Augusta with their past performances.

If you’ve won The Masters before, you’re invited to play in the major for the rest of your life. Winning any major is also a big deal because it guarantees you a place at Augusta for five years.

The list of LIV players who are set to play at The Masters is: Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia, Tyrrell Hatton, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Adrian Meronk, Phil Mickelson, Joaquin Niemann, Patrick Reed, Charl Schwartzel, Cameron Smith and Bubba Watson and Jon Rahm. Rahm is the defending Masters champion after he won his second major by four shots ahead of Koepka and Mickelson last year.

One of the most interesting LIV Golf players in the tournament is Niemann. He’s been playing incredibly well on the circuit with two wins in the first four tournaments. The organisers have given him a special invite to compete and he’s considered one of the top contenders because he’s in such good form.

Ian Poulter, who joined LIV Golf, has confirmed he won’t be playing at The Masters this year. He’s been a big supporter of LIV since it started in 2022.

Poulter played at The Masters last in 2021. It was his 16th time there and he’s done really well before, finishing in the top 10 three times. But after playing a practice round after being invited with a member, he confirmed he won’t be taking part in tournament again.

“For clarity, I will not be playing The Masters this year,” Poulter said on social media. “I was invited to play by a member and it was in incredible condition.”

“I last played the tournament in 2021. And that will be my last competitive Masters. I had a chance in 2019 and came up short. I have no regrets at all. I had 9 Top 25 finishes in the 16 I played. Only missed the cut once. It’s a truly special place.”


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