Niemann leaves the PGA Tour and joins a millionaire tour in Saudi Arabia
Joaquín Niemann has made an important decision for his career. The 23-year-old golfer quit the PGA Tour to play LIV Golf, a Saudi-funded tour that counts Tiger Woods as one of its biggest critics.
This Monday, Carlos Rodríguez, the national agent, confirmed that the Chilean will play the tournament in Boston, which will be played this weekend at the International Golf Club.
“He’s going to go to Boston, but he hasn’t signed yet,” Rodríguez told AP.
In this way, Niemann closed his time on the PGA Tour at the Tour Championship, where he finished in 11th place. Additionally, he was kicked out of the Presidents Cup, where he qualified alongside Mito Pereira.
With his arrival at LIV Golf, Niemann is suspended from all PGA Tour-related activities.
According to The Telegraph, ‘Joaco’ will receive a bonus for signing with LIV nearly $100 million, in a bond that would have a minimum term of three or four years.
Niemann follows in the footsteps of Mexicans Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz, who were the first Latin Americans to join the league led by Australian Greg Norman.
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