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New players from the top 20 of the world rankings leaving for LIV Golf

Despite a thrilling final round of the US Open, rumors of players leaving the PGA Tour continued to swirl throughout the weekend. Jay Monahan called the players to an early morning meeting this Tuesday at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut where the Travelers Championship is to be held.

If the very best players in the world like Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler or Justin Thomas are not ready to give in to the sirens of LIV Golf, it is different for the second knives of the world ranking who are more and more numerous to leave. the PGA Tour

The latest to date is the Mexican Abraham Ancer, whose name was even deleted for a few moments from the FedEx Cup rankings.

20th in the new world ranking in which Matt Fitzpatrick moved up to 10th place after his splendid victory in the US Open, Abraham Ancer probably won’t defend his titre au FedEx St. Jude Invitational next August.

Several sources confirm that the 31-year-old Mexican would have agreed to join the dissident circuit of Greg Norman. After Patrick Reed et Bryson DeChambeau he’s still a top 50 world player of the new generation who is distancing himself from the PGA Tour.

Koepka ready to join his brother

The name of Brooks Koepka also comes up insistently. The American was particularly uncomfortable when asked about the subject at a press conference at the US Open. Avoiding as best he could to speak out in favor of the PGA Tour on the pretext that he was there to play a major.

This Tuesday in his bio on twitter no longer appear the mentions of “PGA Tour player” and “Nike athlete”. Which contributes a little more to swell the rumor of a departure for the LIV. Remember that his brother Chase was already at the start of the LIV Invitational Series in London.

Niemann’s denial

In addition, Greg Norman indicated this weekend that he was going to send an official request to the world ranking officials at the start of the week in order to offer world points in the LIV tournaments.

Other speculation concerns Bubba Watson, Padraig Harrington, Matthew Woff. More surprising are those that report the possible arrival of Max Homa, Patrick Cantlay, Hideki Matsuyama or Joaquin Niemann even if the Chilean has firmly denied.

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