LIV Golf pro ranked 106 in OWGR gets shock major invite

LIV Golf League player David Puig has reportedly been invited to tee it up at the 2024 PGA Championship, despite being ranked 105 in the OWGR.

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LIV Golf

LIV Golf League pro David Puig has reportedly been invited to the PGA Championship, despite being ranked 106th in the Official World Golf Ranking. 

According to Spanish outlet Ten Golf, it is said officials from the PGA of America have deemed Puig worthy of an invite. 

It is a significant olive branch for Puig and the breakaway tour, given the major championship typically invites players inside the top 100 of the OWGR. 

Puig is not the only LIV player to have received a surprise invite as Talor Gooch revealed on 6 May he will be in the field. 

Gooch took to X to confirm his invite, days after causing a stir by stating he had absolutely no plans to try and qualify for the Open at Royal Troon and the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. 

A number of golf fans heavily criticised Gooch. 


The PGA Championship will take place at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky, over 16-19 May. 

Brooks Koepka is the defending champion and he will head into the second major of the year in superb form following his record-breaking fourth LIV victory in Singapore.

Koepka came into the event expressing anger and frustration at his 'embarrassing' performance at the 2024 Masters but left Sentosa Golf Club claiming that his swagger is back. 

Golf is easy again, he said. 

As for Puig, he has had a mixed bag of results with LIV in his rookie season. 

From seven events played, he has only finished inside the top 20 twice. 

LIV play 54-hole events with 54 players in their fields. 

David Puig celebrates with the Fireballs
David Puig celebrates with the Fireballs

Puig was involved with LIV Golf in their inaugural season, playing as an amateur. 

But after turning professional in September 2023 he was persuaded to join Sergio Garcia's Fireballs. 

At the time, he was the ninth ranked amateur in the world. 

Outside of LIV, he has been playing on the Asian Tour's International Series.

That tour is accredited by the OWGR and he has posted four consecutive top-10 finishes in events recognised by the governing body. 

He also picked up his first professional victory in Singapore last October. 

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