Golf fans react to Dustin Johnson's SHOCK inclusion in LIV Golf Series

Despite previously pledging his allegiance to the PGA Tour, Dustin Johnson has made a U-turn and will compete in the first event of the LIV Golf Invitational Series. 

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Wed, 1 Jun 2022
Golf fans react to Dustin Johnson's SHOCK inclusion in LIV Golf Series

Two-time major champion Dustin Johnson has sensationally committed to the first event of the LIV Golf Invitational Series on June 9.

Johnson headlines a field made up of other big names from the PGA Tour such as Louis Oosthuizen, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Talor Gooch, Sergio Garcia and Kevin Na.

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"Dustin has been contemplating the opportunity off-and-on for the past couple of years. Ultimately, he decided it was in his and his family's best interest to pursue it," Johnson's manager David Winkle said.

"Dustin has never had any issue with the PGA Tour and is grateful for all it has given him, but in the end, felt this was too compelling to pass up."

The first event of the LIV Golf Invitational Series at Centurion Golf Club clashes with the RBC Canadian Open, the Canadian bank that has sponsored the former World No.1 since 2018.

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RBC was "extremely disappointed" in his decision but still "wished him well." It has certainly come as a surprise to many that Johnson has committed to the series commissioned by Greg Norman.

Johnson is the highest-ranked player in the field at No.13 in the world, but in February, the 37-year-old pledged his allegiance to the PGA Tour and so this makes this morning's news even more unexpected.

Take a look below at the reaction of some golf fans on social media:

 

 

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