LIV Golf players are NOT eligible to participate in the upcoming WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event.
It’s well-documented that members of the Saudi-backed circuit are not allowed to play in PGA Tour tournaments.
However, the match play event at the Austin Country Club next week is not solely sanctioned by the PGA Tour.
There had been some speculation LIV Golf rebels, like World No. 6 Cameron Smith, would be in the field for the event.
In the past, the top 64 players from the Official World Golf Rankings have all been eligible to tee it up.
The likes of Lee Westwood have also questioned whether PGA Tour could stop anyone from LIV Golf from playing at the tournament.
However, on the event’s official website the preliminary field has been announced without any LIV players.
The article states: “64 players are eligible for the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play through their Official World Golf Ranking.”
The list of players feature no LIV Golfers, with World No. 75 the lowest ranked player to be in the field, skipping the likes of Smith, Dustin Johnson and Abraham Ancer.
Players currently have until 1am (UAE time) on Saturday, March 18 to commit to the field.