Who’re the LIV Golf gamers competing on the U.S. Open?

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Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka speak throughout a apply spherical forward of the 2023 U.S. Open at Los Angeles Nation Membership.

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LOS ANGELES — First off, one query goes to be adopted by one other. Who’re the LIV golfers who certified for this week’s U.S. Open? Good query, we have now that reply. However right here’s one other: Does it even matter going ahead?

Legitimate level. And the reality is nobody is aware of.

It’s Day 2 of the 2023 U.S. Open at Los Angeles Nation Membership, and to date the vast majority of golf’s stars have considered one of two opinions on golf’s surprising information of final week, when the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and PIF, which funds LIV Golf, introduced they might merge to type one for-profit entity. Both they don’t need to speak about it, or they nonetheless don’t have sufficient data to touch upon it anyway.

“There’s nonetheless too many inquiries to be answered,” mentioned Jon Rahm, who mentioned he was at dwelling along with his children when the information dropped. “I believed my cellphone was going to catch on fireplace at one level.”

So, what occurs to LIV Golf going ahead? Will it even exist? Will the crew idea play an even bigger position on the PGA Tour? We’ve got plenty of questions, however we don’t have many solutions. So for now, we’ll concentrate on the U.S. Open, the third main of the yr, as LIV golfers will attempt to proceed their scorching streak.

On the Masters, three LIV members completed within the high six, together with Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka, who tied for second. Koepka did one higher on the PGA Championship, profitable by two for his fifth main title.


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Koepka headlines the record of 15 LIV members at this week’s U.S. Open. The Masters had 18 LIV golfers, and the PGA had 16 (though 18 certified, however Martin Kaymer and Paul Casey withdrew).

Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Martin Kaymer and Bryson DeChambeau all certified as previous champions, and Mickelson and Cameron Smith bought in through latest main wins. (A handful of gamers certified through a number of classes.)

Different LIV gamers, like Sebastian Munoz, Sergio Garcia, David Puig and Carlos Ortiz, secured their tickets by way of U.S. Open last qualifying. Beneath is a listing of the LIV gamers within the discipline this week and their qualifying standards.

LIV Golf gamers competing on the U.S. Open

Abraham Ancer, OWGR place
Mito Pereira, OWGR place
Thomas Pieters, OWGR place
Patrick Reed, OWGR place
Joaquin Niemann, OWGR place
Sebastian Munoz, qualifying
Sergio Garcia, qualifying
David Puig, qualifying
Carlos Ortiz, qualifying
Dustin Johnson, previous champion
Martin Kaymer, previous champion
Bryson DeChambeau, previous champion
Brooks Koepka, previous champion
Phil Mickelson, latest main win
Cameron Smith, latest main win

Josh Berhow

Golf.com Editor

Josh Berhow is the managing editor at GOLF.com. The Minnesota native graduated with a journalism diploma from Minnesota State College in Mankato. You may attain him at joshua_berhow@golf.com.

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