Liv, there are only 10 days left until the start

However, the LIV Golf is producing news, albeit a little more discreetly

by Andrea Gussoni
Liv, there are only 10 days left until the start
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There are only 10 days left until the start of the LIV Golf season, but it seems that the Saudi League is experiencing a waiting phase, despite the announcement of the signing of Jon Rahm, who is still looking for members for his Team Legio XIII GC.

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Besides the frequent discussions between well-known players like Rory McIlroy on the one hand and his former Team Europe teammates like Garcia, Poulter and Stenson on the other, the only real news was the expected change in the LIV tournament field.

Meanwhile, other tours already in full swing are attracting attention with sensational results, including the fourth Desert Classic won by Rory McIlroy and the first victory on the PGA Tour by a young amateur from the University of Alabama, Nicholas Dunlap.

However, the LIV Golf is producing news, albeit a little more discreetly. The end of the relationship between Tiger Woods and Nike Golf, followed by the interest in the brand that will replace the swoosh on his red polo shirt, made Phil Mickelson's announcement last Friday go almost unnoticed: the Californian player is no longer a brand ambassador for Callaway.

Despite being a partnership of "only" twenty years, it was every bit as iconic as the one between Nike and Woods. Dean Burmester, a member of Captain Oosthuizen's Team Stinge GC, shared his decision to join LIV Golf in February 2023, when he had the opportunity to play on both the DP World Tour and the PGA Tour.

He explained that he transitioned from a schedule with 34 tournaments to one with 14-18 tournaments, making the choice very easy considering the impact on his family. This argument of the less busy calendar was highlighted by several LIV players.

Finally, a note on Cameron Smith, the Australian champion who became part of the investors involved in the renovation of the Glen Karen Golf and Country Club near Jacksonville, Florida, where he usually resides. The course improvement project is entrusted to Jim Furyk, a longtime member of the club and also a famous figure in the world of golf. Furyk said he intends to discuss some details of the work with Smith.

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