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LIV Golf Ticket Promo Codes Reveal Possible New Members For Boston Event

Cameron Smith, Cameron Young, and Joaquin Niemann were among the seven players tied to LIV Golf promo codes.
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With the PGA Tour's 2021-22 season coming to a close on Sunday following the final round of the Tour Championship, Monday is expected to serve as another crucial day to determine the next wave of players to join the ever-so-controversial LIV Golf Invitational Series.

Well, LIV Golf might have already spoiled Monday's surprise party. On Friday morning, LIV's website briefly listed seven current PGA Tour members' names as available discount ticket codes for their upcoming Boston event. Those seven players were Joaquin Niemann, Cameron Young, Marc Leishman, Cameron Tringale, Harold Varner III, Anirban Lahiri, and Cameron Smith -- the No. 2 player in the world.

Prior to each of LIV Golf's first three events, current members Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, and Graeme McDowell all had their names used as discount codes to make tickets cheaper for fans.

However, LIV Golf could only be using these players' names as another way to entice fans to attend the Saudi-backed series' fourth event. The promo codes were removed from LIV's website shortly after being made public.

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Smith, the reigning Open and PLAYERS champion, has been linked to LIV Golf for nearly a month now. According to The Telegraph, Smith inked a deal with fellow Aussie and current CEO Greg Norman that is worth at least $100 million.

According to Dylan Dethier from Golf Magazine, Young will not be teeing it up at LIV Boston, despite his name being listed as a discount ticket code. Dethier also reports that Hideki Matsuyama, the 2021 Masters champion, will not be among the players unveiled on Monday. Matsuyama's name has been heavily involved in LIV rumors in recent weeks.

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As for Niemann, currently No. 18 in the OWGR, his mind is still not made up on the matter. According to Jamie Weir of Sky Sports News, Niemann was talked out of joining LIV Golf by fellow South-American Camilo Villegas, and he recently played practice rounds with Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott, whom tried to convince him to stay on the PGA Tour. In response, LIV has reportedly upper their offer to Niemann, which has led to him reconsidering the decision.

Leishman, 63rd in the OWGR, is close friends with Smith, as the duo won the Zurich Classic together in 2021. Back in July, GolfMonthly reported that Norman and LIV Golf targeted Smith to lead an all-Australian team for the new series. Leishman's departure from the PGA Tour would not be surprising whatsoever considering his relationship with Smith.

Tringale, No. 53, was spotted in a LIV Golf promo on Wednesday, essentially confirming his decision to leave the PGA Tour.

Out of the seven players listed on LIV Golf's website on Friday, the two most surprising names were HV3 and Lahiri.

Varner, the winner of the 2022 Saudi Invitational, told GolfMonthly in June that he rejected an offer from LIV after receiving advice from Michael Jordan. The 31-year-old is currently sponsored by Jordan but could see their relationship come to an end on Monday if the rumors are true.

"I'm obviously not going [to LIV Golf]," Varner said in June. "I've spoken with Jay [Monahan], I've spoken with a lot of people I look up to and it just wasn't worth it to me for what it was worth."

Lahiri, No. 93, also spoke out earlier in the summer about the LIV Golf Invitational Series. The top-ranked Indian golfer in the world told reporters that he remained committed to the PGA Tour in June, but that he does understand why players deflected to LIV Golf. Like Matsuyama and Japan, the opportunity for LIV Golf to land Lahiri could swing the entire country of India in their direction.

LIV Golf's fourth event kicks off on Friday, September 2 at The International near Boston, Massachusetts.