For the past several months, LIV Golf has been attempting to lure golf’s biggest stars away from the PGA Tour and into the new Saudi-backed golf league with massive guaranteed paychecks. And ahead of the 2022 LIV Golf Invitational in Boston, it looks like LIV may have accidentally revealed the next crop of defections.
According to No Laying Up, customers can get 25 percent off the ticket price on the ticketing website for the upcoming LIV invitational by using a discount code associated with a LIV Golfer. However, the discount code also works for golfers who have not yet joined LIV Golf, implying that we could see a few more players joining the Saudi-backed league.
Here's five other names/codes that also work, which corresponds with the information that we (and many others) have. pic.twitter.com/PgWLdOTKVO
— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) August 26, 2022
The discount code works for golfers Joaquin Niemann, Cam Young, Anirban Lahiri, Cameron Smith, Marc Leishman, Harold Varner, and Cameron Tringale – none of whom have formally announced that they are joining LIV Golf.
These aren’t just random names, either. All of these players have at least been rumored to be heading to LIV Golf over the past few weeks with Smith’s apparent leaked announcement perhaps the most famous example.
It’s also worth noting that Hideki Matsuyama‘s name does not seem to work for a discount code, perhaps indicating that the Japanese golfer is not joining the Saudi-backed league.
While these discount codes may turn out to be nothing, there’s a chance that LIV just accidentally leaked a few huge announcements before the players had a chance to make them themselves.