When the elite of world golf meet for the Masters in early April at the Augusta National, it’s the biggest celebration of the once noble sport of the year. The only thing that bothers you is that 18 golfers from the controversial LiV Golf League are also eligible to play. Read here how this happens.
As the organizers of the famous US Masters announced last December, golfers from the LiV Golf League, which is controversial because it is financed with Saudi Arabian money, can also take part in the Masters if they have qualified for the tournament using one or more of the qualification criteria.
That means a total of 18 LIV golfers are part of the Masters field this year. Here’s a closer look at each of these 18 LIV golfers and how they earned their place in Augusta.