As each day passes, seemingly more and more professional golfers are electing to take their talents to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series. Dustin Johnson, Kevin Na, Sergio Garcia, and Louis Oosthuizen, among others, were part of the first group of players listed in the field for LIV Golf’s debut event this week at Centurion Club near London. Phil Mickelson, unsurprisingly, would later be named as part of the field before the tournament kicked off on Thursday morning.
Then, Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed each announced that they will be teeing it up for LIV Golf once the rival tour embarks upon American soil for the first time at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club outside Portland, Oregon on June 30.
Now, three-time PGA Tour winner Pat Perez appears to be the latest player to make the jump to the LIV Golf Invitational Series.
Perez’s wife, Ashley, posted on Instagram Friday afternoon to congratulate her husband on joining LIV Golf.
Interestingly enough, Perez was one of several fellow professional golfers that criticized Phil Mickelson for his apology after making controversial comments regarding the LIV Golf series.
Perez, whose last victory came in 2017 at the CIMB Classic, told the Subpar podcast back in March that he didn’t buy Mickelson’s apology.
“If anybody thinks he wasn’t in it for his own pocket, and his pocket only, is f — ing high. They are f — ing crazy, Perez said. “He was in it for himself.”
Now, Perez appears to be thinking about his pocket as well.
Perez, currently ranked 168th in the Official World Golf Rankings, will reportedly receive $10 million to join the LIV Golf Invitational Series. It is also believed that Perez will resign his PGA Tour membership, like Johnson, Na, and Oosthuizen.
As part of PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan’s memo on Thursday, Perez will also be suspended from the PGA Tour and removed from the FedEx Cup Points List.
Just another day in the crazy world of professional golf.
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