Four LIV Golf players to compete in DP World Tour's Dunhill Links Championship

Quartet of LIV Golf players receive invites to compete in next DP World Tour event at St Andrews.

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Wed, 27 Sep 2023
Four LIV Golf players to compete in DP World Tour's Dunhill Links Championship

LIV Golf players Talor Gooch, Louis Oosthuizen, Peter Uihlein and Hudson Swafford have all received invites to compete in next week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews on the DP World Tour, according to Sports Illustrated

Gooch, Oosthuizen, Uihlein and Swafford received their invites by tournament sponsor Johann Rupert. 

Although the quartet of LIV Golf League players are not DP World Tour members, they are permitted to compete in the three-venue tournament over 72 holes due to having each terminated their memberships prior to moving to the Saudi-bankrolled circuit in June 2022. 

According to Sports Illustrated's interview with a DP World Tour spokesman, "all four players can play because they were either never a member of the DP World Tour or if they were a member, gave up that membership before playing in a LIV event."

Uihlein ended his DP World Tour membership back in 2020 as he attempted to earn his PGA Tour card via the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020. 

Gooch is having a superb season on LIV Golf following three victories in 2023, and as a result he is second in the season-long standings.

Uihlein is 12th and Oosthuizen is 22nd. 

Swafford has been out for the season due to a hip injury but will be making his competitive return in Scotland.

There are just two more events left on LIV Golf this season - Jeddah and Miami (team final). 

It is anticipated Oosthuizen, who won The Open in 2010 at the Home of Golf St Andrews, will be partnering Rupert in the pro-am format next week.

The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is a famous tournament on the former European Tour circuit, and it is staged over three courses in St Andrews (twice for those that make the final-round cut), Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. 

Brooks Koepka is the only LIV Golf League player competing in this week's Ryder Cup.

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