The Weekly Update: LIV Golfers, Tiger Woods’ Return, and Min Woo Lee’s Victory

Here’s a recap of the latest happenings in the world of golf:


1. Min Woo Lee: Australian golfer Min Woo Lee’s victory at the Australian PGA Championship solidified his rising star status. With wins across various tours and consistent strong performances, Lee has climbed to an impressive 38th spot in the world rankings.

2. Aditi Ashok: Aditi Ashok, a talented golfer, showcased her skills by securing her second Ladies European Tour title of the year with a victory at the Spanish Open. Her consistent strong performances throughout the season indicate a promising career ahead.

3. Tiger Woods: Despite participating in only two events in the 2022-23 PGA Tour season and finishing in one, Tiger Woods managed to secure the second spot in the PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program (PIP) results. This achievement earned him a substantial $10 million. Woods’ highly anticipated comeback at his own tournament has generated significant excitement among golf enthusiasts.

4. LIV Golfers: Despite facing restrictions from the PGA Tour and DP World Tour, LIV golfers found ways to participate in DP World Tour events through sponsor exemptions. South African LIV golfers Dean Burmester, Branden Grace, and Charl Schwartzel received sponsor invites to the Joburg Open, with Burmester emerging as the victor and securing a spot in the prestigious Open Championship. Other LIV golfers, including Cameron Smith, Marc Leishman, and Joaquin Niemann, also showcased their skills in events in Australia.

5. Paul McGinley: Paul McGinley’s appointment as the lead analyst for Tiger Woods’ event on NBC is a significant opportunity for him. With his expertise in the sport, McGinley is a natural fit for the position, though it remains unclear if this is a permanent role.


PGA Tour/LIV Double-dippers: The coexistence between the PGA Tour, LIV, and DP World Tour continues to be complicated and uncertain. The challenges faced by players navigating multiple tours were evident in Cameron Smith’s disappointing performance at the Australian PGA Championship. Additionally, confusion arose regarding the eligibility of PGA Tour players to participate in LIV’s Promotions event, further highlighting the existing divide.

What’s Coming Up:

1. Tiger Woods and Will Zalatoris are set to make their return to competitive golf after extended breaks. The anticipation surrounding their participation adds an extra layer of excitement to the upcoming tournament.

2. InsideGolf is offering a unique opportunity for golf fans to embark on a guided tour of Pinehurst No. 2 just before the U.S. Open. This exclusive experience, along with other perks, promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime trip for avid golf enthusiasts.

3. Stay tuned for more updates and insights on Panther National, Palm Beach County’s newest private course. The course features appearances by renowned golfers like Justin Thomas and Jack Nicklaus, offering fans a closer look at this exciting addition to the golfing world.

That concludes our recap for this week. Keep an eye out for more golf news and highlights in the future.