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PGA Australia to allow LIV Golfers in tour competition

Amid the conflict between the incoming LIV stars and the PGA, it seems there’s a reprieve for some stars back home.

As the PGA has placed restrictions on LIV golfers, representatives of Australia have announced that the country will not be placing any restrictions on its own.

The tour boss stated that Australian golfers in the LIV Series will still be eligible to play in home events.

Eligibility will allow Aussies to participate in the Australian PGA Championship.

The event was co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour, which attempted the restriction back in June, following a LIV event.

CEO of the PGA Australia Gavin Kirkman doubled down on the idea, stating that the players coming home from “wherever they’re playing at the moment,” will be eligible to play the country’s tours, whether the LIV or PGA.

The LIV, which is picking up steam stateside, is set to expand to Australia next year, with potentially 3 events in the 2023 season emanating from the country.

It is a timely move, as for one, Cameron Smith, the #2 ranked star off the heels of his Open Championship win is set to leave the PGA Tour for LIV Golf.

It is said to be would be the biggest loss of the PGA in the burgeoning war for professional golf.

The PGA did not go without some good news, winning an antitrust case against Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford, and Matt Jones, who each seek a temporary restraining order to compete in the FedEx St. Jude Championship.

FedEx St. Jude Championship is set to take place between August 11th-14th

Issues continue to reign over PGA stars looking to make money under the LIV, as the arms race continues.

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