Another blow to the PGA TOUR today in their ongoing battle with the startup LIV Tour, as today Joaquin Niemann announced he’s heading to Boston for this weekend’s event at The International Golf Club in Boston.
Niemann finished T11 in the 2022 PGA TOUR Championship yesterday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. He picked up $925,000 for his efforts, but that’s likely to be a fraction of what he’ll earn as a guarantee from the startup league.
Joaquin Niemann of Chile was headed to Boston on Monday for the next LIV Golf event, which would give the Saudi-funded league its youngest PGA Tour winner. https://t.co/i0dzFcPh0Z— Boston 25 News (@boston25) August 29, 2022
The 23-year-old Chilean one of the PGA TOUR’s Invitational events in 2022, picking up the trophy at the Tiger Woods-hosted Genesis Invitational in February for his second title on the circuit. After his TOUR Championship performance he sits No. 19 in the Official World Golf Rankings, and he will be the only Top 20 performer with LIV when he puts a peg in the ground in Boston on Friday.
Dustin Johnson has fallen to No. 22 since leaving the PGA TOUR, but LIV still boasts eight players in the current OWGR Top 50.
The three-round LIV Golf Boston event begins Friday, September 2.