Jason Dufner among LIV’s 73-player field for promotion event

PGA Tour member Jason Dufner, the 2013 PGA Championship winner, is among the many 73 gamers who’re within the subject for subsequent month’s LIV Golf League Promotions occasion in Abu Dhabi, the league introduced Thursday.

Dufner, 46, performed a full schedule on the PGA Tour this previous season, making 13 of 33 cuts and incomes about $525,000. A five-time winner on tour, his final victory got here on the Memorial in 2017. He completed 172nd in FedEx Cup factors this previous season and is at the moment ranked 543rd within the Official World Golf Rating.

Different PGA Tour members within the LIV Golf League Promotions match are Kyle Stanley, a two-time winner on tour, and former Ryder Cup participant Jeff Overton. Chris Stroud, Martin Trainer and Kevin Chappell additionally signed as much as play at Abu Dhabi Golf Membership from Dec. 8-10.

It is unclear how most of the PGA Tour members had been granted media releases by the tour to compete within the LIV Golf Promotions occasion. They’re required to request releases 45 days prematurely; it is 15 days for Korn Ferry Tour members. Any releases requested after the deadline might be denied.

The highest three finishers within the 72-hole match might be drafted onto LIV Golf groups subsequent season, which begins in Mexico on Feb. 2.

Fourteen gamers earned exemptions into the second spherical, together with Dufner. That group additionally contains former LIV Golf League gamers Sihwan Kim, Chase Koepka, Jed Morgan, James Piot and reserve Laurie Canter, who should play their means again onto the circuit by ending within the prime three.

Practically 60 gamers with out exemptions will compete within the first spherical, with the highest 20 finishers and ties advancing to the second spherical. Scores might be reset and gamers with exemptions will be a part of the sector. The highest 20 finishers after tiebreakers transfer on to the ultimate spherical. Scores will reset once more, and gamers will compete over 36 holes on Sunday.

“LIV Golf Promotions creates an open pathway for gamers to compete within the LIV Golf League, and the curiosity proven within the occasion’s inaugural yr reinforces the importance of those new alternatives for the game,” LIV Golf commissioner and CEO Greg Norman stated in an announcement. “There’s distinctive expertise from all corners of the globe and LIV Golf is establishing a platform for these present and rising stars of the sport to construct their careers in new, thrilling methods.”

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