Ore, North Plains — British Paul Casey, ranked 26th in the world, has taken part in a Saudi-funded LIV golf tour.
Casey, who hasn't played a tournament round since March due to an injury, will make his LIV debut this month at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.
Casey, 44, has won 21 times as a professional. This includes 3 on the PGA Tour and 15 on the European Tour. He belongs to five Ryder Cup teams. On the
LIV tour, Casey will join the Crashers GC team, captained by Bryson DeChambeau.
The emerging LIV series, led by CEO Greg Norman and funded by the Saudi Arabia Sovereign Wealth Fund, aims to take on the PGA Tour. It attracts golfers such as Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson, and promises big contracts, big prizes and fewer events.
LIV event players compete for a $ 20 million wallet and an additional 500 Earn $ 10,000. Team tournament prize money.
Saturday,Branden Grace won the first stop of LIV Golf in the United States.An event that has attracted critics and protesters alike, funded by Saudi Arabia's up-and-coming series.
Grace finished on Saturday with a 7-under 65 and a 13-under finish in the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club's 54-hole tournament. The 34-year-old South African earned $ 4 million.
Charl Schwartzel won the London event (and team part) and earned $ 4.75 million. The field is limited to 48 golfers and there are no cuts.