LIV Golf

LIV Golf’s new season got off to a bizarre start Friday, as “multiple” players and caddies reportedly got sick with food poisoning before the event in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

LIV officials confirmed that “a couple of players and caddies felt ill,” but said an initial report claiming players had withdrawn or the event might be postponed were “wildly inaccurate.”

The Daily Telegraph‘s James Corrigan made that initial report on X/Twitter.

“Apparently more than half of the LIV field has gone down with food poisoning,” Corrigan tweeted (via the “Today’s first round in the Mexico opener could be postponed. Sounds nasty.”

That tweet has since been deleted.

The event at El Camaleón Golf Course at Mayakoba features the LIV debut of Masters champion Jon Rahm, the world’s No. 3 golfer, who signed a $300 million deal to jump to the Saudi-backed tour.

Obviously, reports that people had come down with food poisoning in Mexico earned some laughs on X/Twitter.


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