ATLANTA – LIV Golf has secured its highest-ranked player to date, Australian Cam Smith, who won the British Open at St. Andrews last month and is also the reigning Players Championship winner.
A source confirmed to Sports Illustrated that Smith will be joined next week at the LIV Golf event outside of Boston by fellow Australian Marc Leishman, Joaquin Niemann, Harold Varner III, Anirban Lahiri and Cameron Tringale.
Golf Channel also reported those names as leaving for the LIV Golf Invitational Series along with Mito Pereira, who a source said is not going to play the Boston event, leaving his status for next month’s Presidents Cup In flux.
Smith, Niemann and Pereira are among the top eight qualifiers for the International team that will take on an American squad at Quail Hollow in Charlotte. The PGA Tour has said any players who participate in a LIV Golf event will be suspended…