Players from the LIV Golf Invitational Series will also be able to participate in the Masters, the first major men’s golf tournament in 2023.

President Fred Ridley of Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia, USA, which hosts the Masters, said on the 21st (Korean time), “We will send an invitation to the 2023 tournament to players who meet the current tournament qualifications.”

Chairman Ridley did not directly mention LIV Golf, but he meant that any player from any tour can compete in the tournament as long as he meets the current Masters qualifications.

There are several requirements to qualify for the Masters.

Those who have won the Masters can participate in the tournament for life, winners of other majors in the past 5 years, top finishers in majors in the previous year, winners of PGA regular tours in the past year, participants in the PGA Tour Championships in the previous year, year-end or Masters tournaments worldwide If you qualify, such as ranking within the top 50, you will receive an invitation to the Masters.

With the launch of LIV Golf, which is backed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, this year, LIV players are banned from the PGA Tour.

Even in the case of the four major tournaments that are not hosted by the PGA Tour, some claims have been raised that “players belonging to 토토 LIV should be banned from participating,” but the 2023 Masters have expressed their position that they will apply the current qualifications as they are.

However, since you cannot receive world ranking points through the current LIV series, it will become increasingly difficult to meet the qualification requirements for major competitions such as the Masters if the world rankings of LIV players continue to decline.

The way for LIV players to receive world ranking points is to participate in events such as the DP World Tour (formerly known as the European Tour) or the Asian Tour.

Also, Augusta National’s announcement today is not intended to defend the LIV series.

“It’s unfortunate that the recent fragmentation of men’s professional golf has diminished the value of the game’s virtue and meaningful legacy,” Ridley said. I thought it was important to do,” he said.

LIV players currently eligible for the 2023 Masters include Phil Mickelson (USA), Sergio Garcia (Spain), Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Kevin Na (both USA) and Schaal. Schwarzl (South Africa), Cameron Smith (Australia), and Joaquin Niemann (Chile).

In the US Open and British Open, which were held after the launch of the LIV series this year, players who met the qualifications could participate even if they belonged to LIV.