Liv dreams of world number 1 (and number 3)

As the LIV Golf Tour prepares for its third season, the SuperLega Araba is bidding farewell to Bernd Wiesberger and setting their sights on the number one and number three players in the world rankings

by Andrea Gussoni
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Liv dreams of world number 1 (and number 3)
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As the LIV Golf Tour prepares for its third season, the SuperLega Araba is bidding farewell to Bernd Wiesberger and setting their sights on the number one and number three players in the world rankings. While there is uncertainty around who may be joining the tour, it is confirmed that Austrian player Wiesberger will be returning to the European circuit after two seasons with Greg Norman.

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With eight titles to his name, including the 2019 Open d'Italia, Wiesberger finished in 41st place in the 2023 LIV Golf season and was unable to secure a team for the upcoming year. After requesting to return to the DP World Tour, the Tour's leaders have accepted his petition and given him a Category 11 ranking for the year 2024.

Wiesberger previously played two games on the Tour in 2023, but left mid-season, resulting in disciplinary action.

Despite this, Wiesberger's return to the DP World Tour is sure to be a welcome addition to the already impressive roster of players.

As the first Austrian player to participate in the Ryder Cup, his experience and skill will be highly valued as the Tour moves forward.

The free agent status of Wiesberger extends to Graeme McDowell, Carlos Ortiz, and David Puig.

It has been rumored for some time now that Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm, ranked number one and number three respectively, have been in talks with regards to acquisitions.

There have been recent rumours focused on Rahm, who surprisingly took a step back from joining the TGL - the social and hi-tech league that was created by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, which has been postponed until 2025.

For the reigning Master Champion, there are whispers of an eye-watering amount, but the situation is still fluid. The silence from the person directly involved could be seen as suspect.

Jon Rahm has been tempted by the SuperLega, while Rory McIlroy proudly opposes the Arabs (Photo by Warren Little/ Getty Images via AFP).

The desire to leave the PGA Tour, however, is widespread due to the current commission's management.

Jay Monahan's lack of transparency in relations with the Arabian SuperLega is being contested by the players themselves.

While waiting to fill all the team slots for the competition, the LIV Golf Tour has announced the twelve events of the 2024 season, which will take place in eight different countries with a grand finale date and location yet to be announced.

The first event is scheduled to take place from 2nd to the 4th of February in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Subsequently, the tournament will move to Las Vegas from 8th to 10th February, before heading over to Arabia Saudita (1st to 3rd March), Hong Kong (8th to 10th March), and the United States (5th to 7th April with the location yet to be revealed).

From there, the competition will travel to Australia (26th to 28th April), Singapore (3rd to 5th May), Texas (7th to 9th June), and Tennessee (21st to 23rd June). Finally, the event will be held in Spain (12th to 14th July), England (26th to 28th July), and West Virginia (16th to 18th August). Rest assured, utmost professionalism will be observed throughout all the games with zero use of exclamation marks.

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