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Six elite athletes join LIV Golf from the PGA Tour

Six top-100 golfers, including Cameron Smith of Australia, have stated their intentions to quit the Tour and join LIV.

who has risen to No. 2 in the world rankings. For months, LIV Golf, which is financed by Saudi Arabia, has been stealing elite players away from the PGA Tour.

Smith, Joaquin Niemann, Harold Varner III, Cameron Tringale, Marc Leishman, and Anirban Lahiri will all participate in the fourth tournament of LIV Golf, according to ESPN.

which leaves the PGA Tour on Friday and gets underway at The International outside of Boston. Each of the six golfers is ranked among the top 100 players in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Smith, who won the 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews in July, has been associated with LIV for a number of weeks despite initially denying the rumours.

A LIV Golf promotion code for the next competition revealed the identities of all six golfers, 

which led to questions regarding the other five players.


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