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Three PGA Tour players granted Saudi releases

Three PGA Tour players granted Saudi releases

Earlier this week, it was reported that “a few” PGA Tour players had requested – and been granted – releases to play in next month’s Saudi International on the Asian Tour.

Now, we know the identities of three of them.

Golfweek’s Eamon Lynch is reporting that the current PGA Tour ‘Rookie of the Year’ Cameron Young has been given permission to play in the tournament, along with Cameron Champ and Lucas Herbert.

This is significant news because of the Saudi International and Asian Tour’s close links to the LIV Golf League, which has done a successful job of recruiting top players away from the PGA Tour in the year.

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Whilst there’s no suggestion that any of these three players are planning to jump for the new Greg Norman-fronted enterprise, it is nonetheless interesting that they are keen to play in Saudi.

The tournament is also being staged opposite the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, one of the most popular – and oldest – stops on the PGA Tour.

Young, 25, has yet to win on the PGA Tour but had a standout rookie season in 2022, finishing second in The 150th Open and third at the US PGA Championship. He was also runner-up at the Genesis Invitational…


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