Andy Ogletree says he "got the boot" from LIV Golf because he played so poorly after picking up his maiden professional win on the Asian Tour.
Ogletree, 24, was tipped for a big future in the game after he claimed the 2019 U.S. Amateur.
That victory allowed him to participate in The Masters where he pegged it up alongside Tiger Woods.
But what has followed has been a familiar story for many in the game. An almighty struggle. There was no money coming in. Tournament exemptions were running out.
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It seemed as though he was soon approaching a tough choice: give up or keep going?
Then LIV Golf came along and offered "rock bottom" Ogletree a lifeline to play in their first $25m event at Centurion Club just outside of London.
Ogletree finished dead last but still picked up $120,000 after shooting rounds of 82-77-75 to finish on 24-over par. That was 17 shots behind the winner, Charl Schwartzel.
The American was then banned from the PGA Tour over his decision to play. That subsequently meant that he was also unable to participate in Korn Ferry Tour events.
His suspension will reportedly last until mid-December.
Over the weekend the former amateur star fired a final round of 8-under 62 at Madinaty Golf Club in Cairo to finish with a total of 23-under and win the International Series Egypt by four strokes from Austria's Bernd Wiesberger.
Ogletree opened up on what happened with LIV Golf after the sensational win where he picked up a cheque for $270,000.
He told SI's Bob Harig:
Ogletree previously opened up on his decision to play LIV's first event to the Fire Pit Collective earlier this year.
He told the publication:
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