BOLTON, Mass – As the FedEx Cup PGA Tour Championship wraps up Sunday Aug. 28, LIV Golf officials and Steve Brennan, General Manager at The International Golf Club – host club of the 4th LIV Golf Invitational series of eight events scheduled in 2022 – have confirmed that a major announcement is planned for Monday Aug. 29 concerning more top players joining LIV Golf that will compete in the Labor Day weekend event Sept. 2-4.
“Yes, we expect to make a major announcement Monday concerning the 48-player field playing here at The International next week,” said Steve Brennan, a veteran golf industry executive with 30-plus years’ experience, in a Zoom interview Friday. “As you know it’s been a Labor Day weekend tradition that professional golf has visited the Boston area for 17 years. And, next week The International is looking forward to hosting many of the world’s top golfers and we hope New England golf fans will come here to International to enjoy the experience to see a LIV Golf event in-person.”
When pressed about releasing the names of new players joining LIV Golf, Brennan promised that news will be announced to the world Monday, after the PGA Tour wraps up its 2021-2022 season at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, and crowns its FedEx Cup champion with a trophy and $18 million check.
“At the moment all the top players in LIV Golf will be participating including Dustin, Bryson, Brooks, Phil, Henrik and Patrick,” added Brennan. “All I can say is the field will include some new players. International and its membership is thrilled to be hosting this world-class event and to golf fans who come onsite the experience will be fun and memorable.”
So, the biggest question that will be answered Monday is whether Cam Smith will make his LIV Golf debut in Boston?
Only moments after Cameron Smith won his first major championship at St. Andrews on Sunday July 17, he was asked about rumors that he may be interested in joining LIV Golf. Smith didn’t deny his interest in joining LIV, which caused speculation to run rampant in the days following the Open Championship.
“I just won the British Open and you’re asking about that? I think that’s pretty not that good,” Smith said.
Less than a month after he hoisted the Claret Jug on the sacred ground of the Old Course, the Champion Golfer of the Year is probably LIV bound after accepting a mega-sign on fee reported at $120 million. Smith would be LIV Golf’s newest superstar bringing youth, talent and a cool vibe about his game.
With the rumor milled cranked up at full volume ten names are being tossed around that include fellow Aussies Adam Scott, Marc Leishman, Hidecki Matsuyama, Harold Varner III, Cameron Tringale, Jason Day, Anirban Lahiri, Jhonattan Vegas and Joaquin Niemann.