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DP World Tour reveals restrictions for LIV players at upcoming BMW PGA Championship

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Next week, DP World Tour is set to play the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club. The event is one of the biggest events for the DP World Tour and plenty of the world’s top players will be in attendance.

In addition to the DP World Tour and PGA TOUR players making the trip to Wentworth, eighteen LIV Golf members will also be teeing it up. The inclusion of the LIV players has created an awkward situation for many of the people involved including TOUR Championship winner, Rory McIlroy, who said

“It’s going to be hard to stomach going to Wentworth in a couple of weeks’ time and seeing 18 of them there. That just doesn’t sit right with me. I feel strongly. I believe what I’m saying are the right things, and I think when you believe that what you’re saying is the right thing, you’re happy to stick your neck out on the line.”

Matt Fitzpatrick also took exception to the fact that LIV golfers would be eligible to participate in such an important event on the DP World Tour.

“It’s going to be odd seeing certain people, obviously, at Wentworth. That is going to be a bit weird, and obviously it’s a little bit disappointing. But they won their little thing.”

In addition to many of the players not wanting the LIV players at Wentworth, the officials of the event fall into the same category.

As first reported by James Corrigan of The Telegraph, LIV golfers will not be asked to participate in the pro-am prior to the BMW PGA Championship. In addition to being left out of the pre-tournament festivities, the LIV golfers have also been asked to not wear LIV-branded clothing either “out of respect” for people involved with the event.

Corrigan says the letter sent to the players said:  “As an FYI, you will not be required to play in the Wednesday pro-am and out of respect for our broadcasters and your fellow competitors we would kindly ask you to consider not wearing LIV-golf apparel.”

As awkward as the situation is now, it will get even more uncomfortable if one or more of the LIV golfers gets deep into contention at the event.

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Report: Greg Norman spotted following a surprise grouping on Thursday at the Masters

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Greg Norman is at this week’s Masters tournament but found himself in a situation where he had to buy himself a ticket to enter the grounds.

Speaking to the Washington Post, Norman explained why he was at Augusta National:

“I’m here because we have 13 players that won 10 Masters between them. So I’m here just to support them, do the best I can to show them, ‘Hey, you know, the boss is here rooting for you.’ ”

So who was Norman following during the opening round of this year’s Masters? Well the answer may surprise you.

Per Sports Illustrated’s Bob Harig, Norman was spotted following the LIV-less grouping of Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler and Xander Schauffele.

We’ll find out a little later today whether Norman will make his third appearance in as many days at this year’s opening major.

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Collin Morikawa makes surprising late putter switch at Masters

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Collin Morikawa has had plenty of success with a blade in his hands over the course of his young career, but after a lean spell on the greens lately, it appears that the 27-year-old is ready to try something new.

The California-native began the year with his TaylorMade TP Soto before switching to a Logan Olson proto last month. Now at this week’s Masters, Morikawa has been spotted with a Spider Tour X, the same flatstick that Scottie Scheffler will be using at Augusta.

The move would represent a big change, but it has been a very frustrating year on the greens for Morikawa, who will hope the TaylorMade mallet can offer him a similar upturn in fortune to that of Scheffler. In 2024, Morikawa ranks 164th for Strokes Gained: Putting, and 157th for Total Putting.

We’ll keep an eye whether Morikawa puts the mallet into action on day one of the Masters.

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Dave Portnoy places monstrous outright bet for the 2024 Masters

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Fresh off of winning $2.76 million on UConn’s victory over Purdue on Monday night, Barstool Sports’ founder Dave Portnoy has just placed a massive bet for this year’s Masters.

Tweeting on Wednesday morning, Portnoy revealed that he has placed $300,000 on Scottie Scheffler to win this year’s Masters at odds of +450.

Should he win, that’d be a total payout of $1.65 million.

Scheffler is one of the shortest priced favorites of recent times at the Masters, and is looking for what would be his third win in his last four events.

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