Smith and Leishman will join other LIV principal players including Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and Sergio Garcia in running one of 12 franchises in 2023 in a Formula 1-type concept.
While the close mates have been the highest-profile Australians to join LIV Golf, the future of Australia’s sole Masters winner Scott has long been speculated upon.
He attended a players-only meeting led by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy of more than 20 stars last month, discussing ways to improve the PGA Tour to combat LIV’s increasing foothold in golf’s world order.
Scott has, for now, remained with the PGA Tour, and will headline an International team without Smith and Leishman against the might of the United States in the Presidents Cup next week.
Asked whether he was…