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Abraham Ancer officially announces move to LIV Golf

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One-time PGA Tour winner Abraham Unser officially signed with LIV Golf on Tuesday and will play in a second tournament next week.

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Unser, who won the WGC-St. The Jude Invitational, for his only Tour title, became the 20th player in the world. He is the seventh top 50 player to sign with the Saudi-backed rival tour, joining the likes of Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Louis Austhuizen.

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In a press release announcing the signing of Unser, which had been rumored for weeks, LIV officials said new player announcements and Portland’s field list would be made public in the coming days. According to multiple reports, Brooks Koepka has also joined the rival tour, with an official announcement expected as early as Tuesday.

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Ancer will take part in the second LIV tournament, which will take place from June 30 to July 1 at Pumpkin Ridge in Oregon. It will feature a 54-hole shotgun start competition with a team component and $25 million in prize money.

Unser’s departure was another blow to the International Presidents Cup team. The Mexican went 3-1-1 on his debut in 2019 but will now be unable to play for Trevor Immelman’s team at Quayle Hollow in September. He finished seventh in the points standings.

Now in his sixth full season on the Tour, Unser has earned almost $15 million from the field. This season, he finished 79th on the Tour in the FedExCup standings, with just three top 10 spots in 17 starts. Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan has issued an indefinite suspension of any player who participates in LIV events.

In a social media post, Unser, 31, said that by joining LIV, he is looking forward to spending more time with family and friends.

“As a passionate entrepreneur, I am excited about my efforts outside of golf,” he said. “In addition, this new opportunity gives me more time to invest and give back to the game, helping it grow and thrive in my native Mexico. Growing up in Reynos, Mexico, I never imagined that I would be in this position today and I look forward to what the future holds.”




Source: www.golfchannel.com

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