Chilean golfer Joaquín Niemann would move on to the LIV Series, a circuit sponsored by Arab sheikhs and that threatens to dethrone the PGA Tour on Sunday.
The Chilean golfer Joachim Niemann could be the protagonist of one of the most important news on the PGA Tour this week, but without having to do with any brilliant results in tournaments.
And it is that according to the specialized portal Gulf Fest, the national will go to the LIV Seriess, circuit sponsored by Saudi Arabian wealth funds and that has become a rival of the PGA after shaking the foundations of the entity that brought together the best of golf worldwide.
The emergence of this new championship, which already has stars such as Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Louis Oosthuizen among its ranks, stands out for its succulent prizes and for mixing results at the group and individual levels.
What’s more, if the passage from ‘Joaking’ to LIV Series is sealed, there is talk that the Chilean will receive nothing more and nothing less than 100 million dollars (almost 90 billion pesos).
“Niemann, starting next Thursday, will join the LIV Series field in Boston, at the next stop on this circuit on US soil,” revealed the aforementioned media outlet.
“With this decision, which Joaquín himself communicated to the Tour on Sunday night, the Austral renounces his membership in the PGA Tour, also leaving the International Presidents Cup team and questioning his participation in championships such as Majors and invitationals. to which he was entitled in his capacity as a figure on the circuit”, they added.
Joaquín Niemann’s coach praises the LIV Series
Asked about this revelation, Joaquín Niemann’s coach, Eduardo Michaelassured that he knows nothing about it but highlighted what this new circuit is doing at the international level.
“I have another student who plays in the LIV, the Mexican Carlos Ortiz, and I find that it is a very good, entertaining competition,” the coach stressed to El Mercurio.
“It has individual and team modalities, which I find very interesting. In addition, the economic part is good”added Michael.