Thirteen big names from LIV at the Masters

After almost nine months since the last time (The Open Championship in July 2023), the champions of the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour are back to compete with the stars of the Arabian Super League

by Andrea Gussoni
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Thirteen big names from LIV at the Masters
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After almost nine months since the last time (The Open Championship in July 2023), the champions of the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour are back to compete with the stars of the Arabian Super League. In the 88th edition of The Masters, scheduled in Augusta (USA) from April 11th to 14th, there will be 13 big names from the LIV Golf (including 7 past winners) taking part in the first male Major of 2024.

The most anticipated, unsurprisingly, will be Jon Rahm. The Spaniard, who will defend the title won in April 2023, is making his eighth career appearance at The Masters. He has achieved five top 10 finishes without ever missing the cut.

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Alongside the world number 3, other past winners will also be part of the challenge, such as his compatriot Sergio Garcia (2017), South African Charl Schwartzel (2011), Americans Bubba Watson (2012 and 2014), Patrick Reed (2018), Dustin Johnson (2020), and Phil Mickelson (2004 and 2006), who was the runner-up last year along with Brooks Koepka (who is also competing).

Also in the mix are other stars of the Super League such as Bryson DeChambeau, Tyrrell Hatton, Adrian Meronk, Cameron Smith, and Joaquin Niemann, who received an invitation to play thanks to his recent exploits not only on the LIV (already two victories in 2024) but also on the DP World Tour (last December he won the Handa Australian Open).

In his early appearances in 2024 on the LIV Golf, Rahm has indeed won two team events, but he has never managed to triumph in the individual ones. And at Augusta, he aims to become the fourth player after Jack Nicklaus (1965 and 1966), Nick Faldo (1989 and 1990), and Tiger Woods (2001 and 2002) to win The Masters consecutively.

Philip Alfred Mickelson, known as Phil Mickelson, born on June 16, 1970, in San Diego, is an American golfer (left-handed). Considered one of the best players of his generation, he had to wait many years before winning his first major tournament, The Masters, in 2004.

In total, he has won six major championships, including the PGA Championship in 2005 and 2021, and two more editions of The Masters in 2006 and 2010. He clinched The Open Championship at Muirfield in 2013 with four birdies on the final six holes on Sunday.

He has also finished second in twelve other major tournaments, in 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, and 2013 at the US Open, in 2015 and 2023 at The Masters, in 2011 and 2016 at The Open Championship, and in 2001 and 2014 at the PGA Championship.

He has forty-five victories on the PGA Tour (8th all-time in golf history). He has reached the world number 2 ranking in the Official World Golf Ranking multiple times. He has also participated in the Ryder Cup twelve times with the American team, competing in every edition from 1995 to 2018, winning three times in 1999, 2008, and 2016.

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