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Fri. Oct 7th, 2022
Open champion Cameron Smith has become LIV Golf’s highest-ranked recruit, after the 29-year Australian, winner of the Claret Jug at St Andrews last month, was officially confirmed as having joined the Saudi-backed series following weeks of speculation.
Smith will be among six players to make their debut in the series at the LIV Golf Invitational Boston, which is being held at The International in Massachusetts, USA from September 2-4. Smith, who is currently ranked world no.2, while be joined by Chile’s Joaquin Niemann, American’s Harold Varner III and Cameron Tringale, Austrialian Marc Leishman and India’s top-ranked professional, Anirban Lahiri. They will complete the line up of 48 players competing in Massachusetts.

Bubba Watson, who signed for LIV Golf last month, will be a non-playing captain and will be part of the commentary team to live event coverage.

In addition to his victory at the 150th Open Championship, Smith has seven other tour wins to his name, including the PGA Tour’s Players Championship earlier this year.  Niemann is the only other world top-25 player among the new recruits to LIV Golf, with the 23–year-old Chilean currently ranked 19th in the world with two professional wins, 26 top-10 finishes. He represented the International Team in the 2019 Presidents Cup and Chile at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

Speaking about his latest signings, LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman said: “LIV Golf is showing the world that our truly global league is attracting the world’s best players and will grow the game into the future for the next generation. The best and the brightest continue to embrace the excitement and energy of LIV Golf and what we’re building – a tangible league for team golf that will connect with new audiences all over the globe. We can’t wait to tee off this week at The International and deliver another memorable event experience for fans.”

LIV GOLF INVITATIONAL BOSTON

MEX
Abraham Ancer
AUS
Jediah Morgan

ENG
Richard Bland
USA
Kevin Na

ENG
Laurie Canter
CHL
Joaquin Niemann

ENG
Paul Casey
RSA
Shaun Norris

ESP
Eugenio Chacarra
RSA
Louis Oosthuizen

USA
Bryson DeChambeau
AUS
Wade Ormsby

ESP
Sergio Garcia
MEX
Carlos Ortiz

USA
Talor Gooch
ESP
Adrian Otaegui

RSA
Branden Grace
USA
Pat Perez

ENG
Sam Horsfield
USA
Turk Pettit

USA
Charles Howell III
USA
James Piot 

USA
Dustin Johnson
ENG
Ian Poulter

AUS
Matt Jones
USA
Patrick Reed

THA
Sadom Kaewkanjana
RSA
Charl Schwartzel

GER
Martin Kaymer
AUS
Cameron Smith

THA
Phachara Khongwatmai
SWE
Henrik Stenson

USA
Sihwan Kim
USA
Hudson Swafford

USA
Brooks Koepka
USA
Cameron Tringale

USA
Chase Koepka
USA
Peter Uihlein

USA
Jason Kokrak
USA
Harold Varner III

IND
Anirban Lahiri
ZIM
Scott Vincent

AUS
Marc Leishman
ENG
Lee Westwood

NIR
Graeme McDowell
AUT
Bernd Wiesberger

USA
Phil Mickelson
USA
Matthew Wolff

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