PGA Tour aims for big-name winner as LIV Golf players absent.



  • The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass is missing key LIV Golf stars, impacting the strength of the field
  • PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan addresses the issue, stating the Tour is delivering stronger fields despite exclusions

The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass is gearing up for another exciting edition, but the absence of key LIV Golf stars has raised concerns about the strength of the field. With defending champion Scottie Scheffler leading the way, the tournament still boasts a lineup of top players, despite notable names like Jon Rahm, Cameron Smith, and Tyrrell Hatton missing out.

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan addressed the issue in a pre-tournament press conference, highlighting the Tour’s improved field strength and player participation. While the divide in the top of men’s golf has impacted the Players Championship, Monahan remains optimistic about the Tour’s future and potential pathways for LIV Golf players to return.

As the tournament kicks off, fans can expect to see standout performances from Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, and more top players vying for victory at TPC Sawgrass. The PGA Tour continues to showcase the best talent in golf, despite the ongoing challenges and disruptions in the sport.