LIV Golf ’embarrassed’ after hearing that a superstar is coming
Greg Norman, CEO of LIV Golf, said, “In the new year, we will surprise the world by recruiting a superstar.” News of LIV Golf’s player recruitment continues ahead of the opening of this season, but it is difficult to find a name that can be called ‘big fish’.
ESPN, an American sports media outlet, reported on the 19th that “Danny Lee (33, New Zealand), Thomas Peters (31, Belgium), and Brendan Steel (40, USA) will join LIV Golf.” Danny Lee, whose Korean name is Lee Jin-myung, is a player who won the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour once in 2015. In 2009, when he was an amateur, he won the European Tour Johnnie Walker Classic and rose to No. 1 in the amateur world rankings. He even climbed to No. 34 in the world rankings, but it is a shame to classify him as a superstar as he recently slipped to No. 267. 슬롯사이트
Peters and Steele are also showing considerable skills, but not enough to draw attention from golf fans. Peters won six personal career wins on the DP World Tour (formerly known as the European Tour) and was ranked 34th in the world, but was not invited to the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational this week. Steele, who has won three times on the PGA Tour, tied for 27th at the US Open last season and tied for 28th at the Open.
LIV Golf recruited ‘big names’ such as Cameron Smith (30, Australia), Bryson Dishambeau (30, USA), and Brooks Koepka (33, USA) immediately after its launch last year, but as the PGA Tour began cracking down on golfers in earnest, additional recruitment was made. The news has been cut off. This year, Sebastian Muñoz (Colombia), ranked 90th in the world, Mito Pereira (Chile), 45th, and Dean Burmister (33, South Africa), a rookie of the PGA Tour, have transferred. LIV Golf, which has been in its second year since its inception, is scheduled to hold 14 tournaments in the United States, Australia, Singapore, Spain and Saudi Arabia, starting with the opening game in Mexico on the 24th.