Sergio Garcia and three other LIV Golf pros head to US Open Qualifying

Sergio Garcia among four LIV Golf players heading to Dallas for US Open Qualifying on Monday.

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Sun, 21 May 2023
Sergio Garcia and three other LIV Golf pros head to US Open Qualifying

Four LIV Golf players including Sergio Garcia are set to head to Monday's US Open Qualifier at Northwood Club and Bent Tree in Dallas. 

Garcia, 43, failed to play his way into this week's US PGA Championship for the first time since playing in the tournament as a fresh-faced 19-year-old back in 1999.

As a result of leaving the PGA Tour and joining the Saudi-bankrolled LIV Golf League, Garcia has slid all the way down to 200th in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR). 

This is because LIV Golf tournaments do not receive any OWGR points. 

In a bid to get into the third major of the season at Los Angeles CC from June 15-18, former Masters champion Garcia is attempting to qualify for it on Monday. 

Garcia will join fellow LIV Golf players Graeme McDowell, Branden Grace and Thomas Pieters in the Qualifier, albeit the latter could play his way into the world's top 60 after the final round of the US PGA tonight and therefore become exempt for the US Open. 

In total, Garcia has made 23 appearances at the US Open with a career-best finish of tied third at Pinehurst back in 2005. 

He has only had to come through a US Open qualifier once before in 2011, successfully doing so in a playoff. 

Garcia terminated his PGA Tour membership last season and he also did the same with his DP World Tour membership last month. 

He's also still not paid his £100k fine

There are a number of US Open Qualifying events taking place over the coming weeks, one of which is in Dallas on Monday and there are 10 others taking place on June 5. 

It is understood that 25 LIV Golf players will be teeing up in these qualifiers for the US Open. 

These players are: 

Abraham Ancer

Richard Bland

Dean Burmester

Sergio Garcia

Branden Grace

Matt Jones

Jason Kokrak

Danny Lee

Marc Leishman

Graeme McDowell

Sebastian Munoz

Kevin Na

Andy Ogletree

Carlos Ortiz

Mito Pereira

Thomas Pieters

James Piot

David Puig

Brendan Steele

Cameron Tringale

Peter Uihlein

Harold Varner III

Scott Vincent

Matthew Wolff

Seven LIV Golf players are already in for the US Open, including Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Cameron Smith and Bryson DeChambeau. 

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