LIV Golf pro praised for booking Open spot and not whining about OWGR unfairness

The Spaniard was one of three players at the Malaysian Open who booked their spots in the 152nd Open Championship at Royal Troon in July. 

LIV Golf pro praised for booking Open spot and not whining about OWGR unfairness

LIV Golf pro David Puig was praised for not complaining about the world ranking situation in men's professional golf after he booked his spot into the 152nd Open Championship

Puig was one of three players who qualified for golf's oldest major at Royal Troon. 

The Spaniard, part of Sergio Garcia's Fireballs contingent, put in a quality performance to win the Malaysian Open.

He finished on a score of 23-under par, two head of Wang Jeung-Hun. David Boriboonsub also booked an Open ticket. 

Puig will play in the Open alongside fellow LIV players Dean Burmester and Joaquin Niemann. 

Burmester won the Joburg Open whilst Niemann picked up the Australian Open a week later.

Chile's Niemann won LIV's opening event in Mayakoba, Mexico, then raised eyebrows for complaining about struggling to get into the four majors. 

Puig like many LIV players, has been forced to try and get into the majors through alternative routes. 

In the immediate aftermath of victory, he said: "It feels great, weird feeling for sure. We almost missed the cut.

"I was kind of playing good, but I kind of messed up.

"We actually finished round two good, and the weekend was just insane man. I mean 18 birdies, no bogeys, in 36 holes was unbelievable.

"And getting that Open spot is super cool, I came here for that."

Puig's attitude was praised by golf fans on X. 

One user wrote: "I'm really impressed with how he's going about getting access into majors.

"No moaning about anything, just going out, travelling the world and getting the job done."

The 152nd Open will be staged at Royal Troon over 17-21 July. Brian Harman is the defending champion. 

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