Conflicting LIV Golf reports cause confusion over Cameron Young's future

It has now been reported that Cameron Young will not be announced as a LIV Golf Tour player on Monday despite strong rumours emerging on Friday afternoon.

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Sat, 27 Aug 2022
Conflicting LIV Golf reports cause confusion over Cameron Young's future

Cameron Young is standing in a hallway with two doors labelled LIV Golf and the PGA Tour in front of him. Whether he has actually decided on a door yet remains to be seen.

The strongest sign that he had chosen the LIV door emerged on Friday when No Laying Up noticed his surname was an eligible word in the ticket discount code section for the LIV Golf Boston Invitational

Shortly after this revelation, the discount codes were disabled. Had the Saudi-backed series just given the game away? Or are there players still on the fence over which path to take their professional career?

Now, according to Dylan Dethier of Golf Magazine, Young will definitely not be announced as a new player on Greg Norman's roster on Monday and nor will Hideki Matsuyama, who has reportedly been offered $400 million to leave the PGA Tour.

We still expect up to seven names to be announced on August 29. You can expect to see Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman as part of this announcement which would cast doubt over their participation in the President's Cup at the end of September.

Anirban Lahiri, Harold Varner III, Cameron Tringale and Joaquin Niemann were also names involved in ticket code-gate. Niemann said that he was undecided on his decision after the second round of the Tour Championship on Friday.

Young would be a hugely significant scalp for commissioner Norman, especially as the 25-year-old attended the meeting ahead of last week's BMW Championship where huge changes to the PGA Tour were discussed.

He has finished second a staggering five times on Tour in 2022. He came second at The Open Championship and tied third at the PGA Championship and he is set to be crowned the Rookie of the Year.

Maybe he hasn't decided yet or maybe he doesn't want his decision to be public so soon after the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Regardless, Young will be feeling immense pressure to make a decision which will either widen or narrow the current divide in professional golf.