Report: Former World No. 1 to play LIV Golf Invitational Series

In early April, Greg Norman, CEO of LIV Golf Investments, the Saudi investment firm that backs the newly announced Invitational Series, announced that the “brand names” would switch to the LIV Golf Series from DP World and PGA. Towers.

Now, in a report by The Telegraph, it has been revealed that Martin Kaymer is the mysterious former world number one who Greg Norman announced would feature at the Centurion Club in early June, with Lee Westwood the other former world champion who requested his release for the $25 million tournament.

Westwood and Kaymer Parkway

Westwood and Kaymer walk together in the semi-final of the Hero Challenge 2017 before the start of the British Masters

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In April, the Daily Mail revealed that two former world No. 1 players had signed up for the series, with the duo also considered Ryder Cup heroes.

Westwood was the first to be announced, which raised questions about the identity of the other player. It has now been revealed to be Kaymer, the current World 191, who hasn’t won a win since the 2014 PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

On Monday, the PGA Tour is expected to confirm that it will allow its members to report to the Centurion Club. However, with the DP World Tour it is potentially different, as Tour members are likely to face penalties amid a growing sense that clearance will not be granted to those looking to play the Centurion. .

Currently we know that Kaymer, Westwood and Sergio Garcia have made demands and, with Ian Poulter also linked to the series, DP World Tour General Manager Keith Pelley will have an incredibly difficult decision to make going forward.

Kaymer hits a tee shot

Kaymer’s last start was at the Valspar Championship in March

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So far in 2022, Kaymer has played just three times, with two missed cuts and a tie for 48th followed by a break from the game to be with his partner, Irene Scholz, who gave birth to their son, Sat, in January. .

Currently, it is unknown when the German’s next appearance will be, but he is expected to play in the PGA Championship in May, just weeks before the first LIV Golf Series event on June 9-11.

Michael C. Ford