The stranglehold over the future of professional golf seems to have loosened, even if only a bit.
PGA Tour members will be allowed to participate in LIV Golf’s promotional event next month without being suspended, per a Golf Channel report. The qualifier is set for Dec. 8-10 in the United Arab Emirates.
“Based on the information publicly available regarding the LIV Golf Promotion event; it is determined to be a qualifying event only and not a part of an unauthorized series. Therefore, the LIV Golf Promotion event is not categorized as an ‘Unauthorized Tournament,'” a Tour spokesman said in a statement. “This classification is subject to change should the details of the event change.”
Previously, players who left the Tour for LIV Golf were suspended, or in some cases resigned their memberships.
The top three players will earn a spot with LIV for 2024, as well as the top prizes of $200,000, $150,000 and $100,000, respectively. Players who finish Nos. 4-10 will receive fully exempt status for all 2024 events on the Asian Tour’s International Series.