The first round of LIV Golf's first tournament of the 2024 season will continue as planned at Mayakoba today despite at least 20 players and caddies going down with a "serious bout of food poisoning".
Popular social media account Flushing It tweeted the first update about players feeling unwell due to food poisoning three hours before the start of the first round of LIV Golf Mayakoba in Mexico.
It is unknown yet as to which players and caddies have gone down with food poisoning.
Getting word that LIV’s opening event at Mayakoba might be postponed today due to a serious bout of food poisoning. This is unconfirmed by officials, but there’s at least 20 players and caddies who have been sick yesterday and overnight. Hopefully it’s nothing too serious.— Flushing It (@flushingitgolf) February 2, 2024
LIV Golf Mayakoba will start on Friday
However, despite initial fears LIV Mayakoba would be forced into a postponement on Friday, it has been confirmed by LIV Golf the show will go on as planned.
Several LIV Golf players, caddies, managers reported being ill yesterday and today in advance of the first round at Mayakoba in Mexico. But LIV Golf is officially saying that there are no withdrawals at this time and no plans to delay or postpone the start of the tournament.— Bob Harig (@BobHarig) February 2, 2024
Golf writer Bob Harig confirmed the news:
Rahm's new team is called Legion XIII.
Other new players taking part on LIV this season include DP World Tour Player of the Year Adrian Meronk, who has joined Martin Kaymer's Cleeks GC, and one-time PGA Tour winner Lucas Herbert, who has headed over to Cameron Smith's Ripper GC.
We will have more updates on this food poisoning story as news continues to emerge this afternoon.
As it stands, there has been no official word from LIV Golf about any postponement to the first-round action.