The departure of Joaquin Niemann on the LIV is confirmed

The Chilean Joaquin Niemann took the direction of Boston on Monday and should officially engage with LIV Golf, Greg Norman. He would then become the youngest PGA Tour winner to leave the American circuit for the dissident league financed by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia.

“I’m going but I haven’t signed him yet,” explained Carlos Rodriguez, the player’s manager to the Associated Press about the contract that would bind Niemann to the exhibition tournament circuit.

While the Chlien had attended the meeting of players orchestrated by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy on August 17 during the BMW Championship which aimed to discuss the outlines of the new version of the PGA Tour for next season, he would be the only one of the 23 players present to defect.

Join his friends

This decision would only be a half-surprise, indeed most of Niemann’s closest friends on the circuit have already joined LIV Golf. Sergio Garcia considered his mentor and Carlos Ortiz. The Mexican is his best friend and often shared the same house when they traveled to tournaments.

On the other hand, this choice raises questions since we also remember that the 19th player in the world declared after his victory at the Genesis Invitational in February that “Nothing could beat winning a PGA Tour tournament and receiving the trophy from Tiger Woods.”

The signing bonus would be around 100 million dollars and the signing of Niemann, 23, could precede the formalization of the arrival of the winner of The Open Cameron Smith.

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