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10 Englishmen among 50 professionals “seeking to release the courts” to play in the Saudi golf break-up event for the first time

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The LIV Golf Invitational Series will debut at the Centurion Club with a 54-hole championship from June 9-11, before more events are held in Amercia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

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Ten English golfers are said to be seeking release from the DP World Tour to take part in the inaugural LIV golf event backed by Saudi Arabia next month.

The controversial splinter series, which has so far failed to attract the world’s top stars, will begin at the Centurion Club in Hertfordshire on June 9. The 54-hole event will feature a staggering $25 million prize pool – nearly double the amount available and the US PGA next week.

A group of notable players previously spoke out against this concept, with Rory McIlroy Already described the project as “dead in the water”. However, CEO of LIV Golf Investments Greg Norman He remained belligerent, insisting that players score as soon as they could understand the amounts on offer.







Ian Poulter is said to be one of the ten golfers seeking their release
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However, the Australian was furious last week when it was reported that the DP World Tour, formerly the European Tour, decided to do so Follow the position of the PGA Tour and refuse to grant concessions to players to play in the tournament. The case can now get ugly between rounds, with Lee Westwood And Ian Poulter Two notable names have applied.

However, there is an exclusive report in Daily Telegraph It revealed that those who entered the 48-man field had been assured that they would be supported if they defied the judgment of Keith Bailey, CEO of DP World Tour.

as well as Monday Ryder Cup Icons, eight other English players are reported to be among those seeking release. They are Richard Bland [world No 53]Laurie Kanter [107]Sam Horsfield [110]Jordan Smith [118]David Horsey [262]Robert Rock [422]Ross McGowan [436] and Oliver Fisher [922].







Greg Norman was defiant despite his failure to attract top stars
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Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell reportedly submitted forms and ‘balanced his options’ In fact, the financial incentive, even for low-ranked players, is tempting even with the last-placed Hertfordshire winning $120,000.

Westwood, 49, this month Defend the controversial LIV Golf Invitational Series. He also cited examples from other sports when he noted that criticizing golfers for accepting Saudi-backed funding was hypocritical.

Formula 1 raced there [Saudi Arabia]. Newcastle United Partially owned by people from Saudi Arabia. There was boxing there and I think there was also snooker and darts.”

“Golf is not the first sport to have links with Saudi Arabia, but it seems to be under more scrutiny than anyone else. Whether you think that’s true or not is one’s opinion.”

Norman himself sparked outrage this week when he pressed the country’s human rights record, and, in particular, The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 He replied, “Look, we all made mistakes and you just want to learn from those mistakes and how you can correct them in the future.”

his opinions Amnesty International described it as “seriously misleading”. Norman was speaking at the tour’s media launch event at the Centurion Club venue in St Albans.

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