The Professional Golf Association of America (PGA) Tour will allow its players to compete in LIV Promotions. “LIV Golf’s promotional tournaments are qualifying events and are not included in the definition of unsanctioned events,” the PGA Tour said on 5 December, according to US golf media outlet Golf Channel. The PGA Tour and LIV Golf, which is backed by Saudi Arabian capital, have been at odds since LIV Golf launched in June last year.
The PGA Tour effectively banned its players from playing in LIV Golf tournaments, banning them from competing in PGA Tour sanctioned events. However, the PGA Tour and LIV Golf announced their merger in June this year, signalling a change in the relationship between the two organisations, with the PGA Tour now allowing its players to compete in LIV Promotional events.
The LIV Promotion will take place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, over three days from 8 December. The top three finishers will qualify to play on LIV Golf in the 2024 season. However, the PGA Tour cautioned that “if the details of this promotional event change, the decision (not to include it in the unsanctioned events) may change. “Eligibility for the LIV Promotion includes the 2023 winner of the PGA’s second-tier tour, the Conperi Tour, and 스포츠토토존 the top three points earners on the Korean Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour Genesis.