Report: LIV Golf POACH another PGA Tour winner ahead of $405m season

LIV Golf have reportedly poached another PGA Tour winner as the Saudi-backed breakaway tour ramps up for its second season.

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Tue, 31 Jan 2023
Report: LIV Golf POACH another PGA Tour winner ahead of $405m season

PGA Tour winner Sebastian Munoz is the latest recruit to the LIV Golf League

According to The Telegraph's Jamie Corrigan, the Colombian will debut at LIV's opening event at Mayakoba in three weeks' time. 

Munoz will join the Torque GC side, which is captained by Joaquin Niemann. Niemann joined the breakaway tour last August in the group of defections that included Cameron Smith

Torque GC had a number of different players in their side in LIV's "beta test" season. At the $50m team championship in Miami, the team comprised of Niemann, Scott Vincent, Adrian Otaegui and Jediah Morgan.

The news has not officially been confirmed at the time of writing, but the publication previously broke the news Brooks Koepka had left the PGA Tour, among other names. 

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His signing is also not surprising, given he has joined a host of LIV players in Jeddah this week to play the PIF Saudi International on the Asian Tour. 

The LIV Golf League opening event will be played over February 24-26 at El Camaleon. 

LIV's 2023 schedule has now been confirmed. The "rebel" circuit will play its second season after finally striking a U.S. TV deal with the CW.

Whilst Munoz, 30, is hardly the stellar name that Greg Norman would have been craving, his signature means the breakaway tour now have an abundance of Latin American talent.

Munoz turned professional in 2015 and his only victory on the North American circuit came at the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship. 

His best finish in a major came last year at the U.S. Open where he finished T-14 at The Country Club at Brookline. 

The league now has Abraham Ancer and Eugenio Chacarra on their roster. Mito Pereira has also reportedly penned a deal with LIV, although his signing has not yet been confirmed either. 

Pereira has recently changed representation to the management company that represents a number of LIV players. 

Another player joining Munoz in Jeddah this week is Phil Mickelson

The 52-year-old shocked golf fans with his dramatic weight loss

Mickelson signed a $200m fee to join LIV Golf last year and spoke of his excitement for the year ahead. 

He is targeting two more majors before he hangs it up. 

The left-hander revealed that soon he will be able to talk more freely about his chaotic 2022 which saw him withdraw from public life for four months. 

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