LIV Golf League 2023: Mito Pereira and Sebastian Munoz latest PGA Tour players to join rival circuit | Golf News

PGA Tour members Mito Pereira and Sebastian Munoz are the newest members of LIV Golf and will play for Torque GC; Matthew Wolff switches from Phil Mickelson’s HyFlyers GC to Brooks Koepka’s Smash GC; Squad rosters will be confirmed this week ahead of the league season, which begins on February 24th

7:36, UK, Thursday February 16, 2023

Presidents Cup players Mito Pereira and Sebastian Munoz are the latest PGA Tour golfers to officially confirm their move to LIV Golf.

The South American couple, who have long been linked with the Saudi Arabia-backed circuit, were announced on Wednesday as members of the Torque GC team for the new 14-tournament schedule.

World No. 46 Pereira, who narrowly missed out on his first major title when he blew a one-shot lead on the last hole of the PGA Championship last May, joins a team led by fellow countryman Joaquin Niemann.

Mito Pereira (left) and Joaquin Niemann (right) both represented Chile at the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games

Munoz missed the cut in his last PGA Tour start at the Farmers Insurance Open last month, with the world number 96’s only win coming at the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship.

21-year-old David Puig completes the Spanish-speaking Torque line-up after turning pro last year and making three appearances in the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational Series.

Which teams have announced changes?

Dustin Johnson’s 4Aces GC, the dominant team and five-time winners in the inaugural season, have added Peter Uihlein to their roster in place of Talor Gooch.

Uihlein, who has two second-place finishes in his last three regular season starts while playing for Smash GC and played for two other teams in 2022, joins Patrick Reed and Pat Perez in an all-American lineup.

Phil Mickelson said last year it was “remarkable” how much LIV Golf had improved and hinted it’s a force in the game now that isn’t going away.

Smash GC have replaced Uihlein with former 3M Open winner and 2020 US Open runner-up Matthew Wolff, who hit the first hole-in-one in LIV Golf history last season while playing for Phil Mickelson’s HyFlyers GC.

“I feel like it’s just a good fit and I’m really excited for this year and what’s to come,” said Wolff, who joins Brooks Koepka, Jason Kokrak and Chase Koepka in the Smash GC roster.

Dame Laura Davies has welcomed the decision to allow golfers who have joined LIV Golf to play at The Masters in 2023.

Majestick’s GC remains unchanged from the 2022 line-up, with co-captains Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood joined by England’s Sam Horsfield.

Cleeks GC, Crushers GC, Fireballs GC and RangeGoats GC will announce their 2023 squad rosters on Thursday, while HyFlyers GC, Iron Heads GC, Ripper GC and Stinger GC will do the same on Friday.

When will LIV Golf events take place in 2023?

LIV Golf has announced a 14-event schedule for its 2023 league season, with seven countries hosting events as part of an expanded calendar.

All 14 events take place in weeks outside of the men’s majors and Ryder Cup, also avoiding potential clashes with the PGA Tour’s upscale events and Rolex Series tournaments on the DP World Tour.

El Camaleon in Mayakoba, Mexico will host the season opener on February 24-26, while Gallery Golf Club in Tucson will host an event in Arizona on March 17-19.


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