Dustin Johnson to headline LIV Golf Tournament in London
Dustin Johnson will headline the first round of London LIV Golf Invitationals from June 9-11.
Johnson will be one of two top-20 players to compete in the 54-hole, $25 million non-cut tournament. He joins fellow PGA Tour players including Talor Gooch, Matt Jones, Sergio Garcia, Kevin Na, Louis Oosthuizen, Ian Poulter, Hudson Swafford and Lee Westwood.
Johnson’s participation came as a surprise after he said in February that he would skip the LIV Golf Tour and stick to the PGA Tour.
“Dustin has been thinking about this for two years and decided it was in his and his family’s best interests to sue,” said David Winkle, Johnson’s agent. said tuesday. “He’s never had a problem with the PGA TOUR and is grateful for everything it’s given him, but in the end he felt it was too compelling to pass up.”
The 42 players revealed represent 11 different countries, have a total of eight major titles and include three former No. 1-ranked players. Six more players will join the team through invitations and commissioner places after the results of the Asian Tour International .
Phil Mickelson, who is taking time off from the PGA Tour after supporting this rebel series, was not on the initial roster but could still fill one of the remaining spots.
Former Masters winner Charl Schwartzel and US Open champions Graeme McDowell and Martin Kaymer also join the field.
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