Korean player Danny Lee (New Zealand) is expected to transfer to LIV Golf, which is sponsored by Saudi Arabian capital.
American sports media ESPN reported on the 19th that 메이저놀이터 “Danny Lee, Thomas Peters (Belgium) and Brendan Steele (USA) will join LIV Golf.”
LIV Golf, which will open the 2023 season in Mexico on the 24th, plans to announce the list of additional players on the 20th.
Prior to the official announcement of LIV Golf, ESPN first reported on the transfer of Danny Lee, Peters and Steele to LIV.
Danny Lee, whose Korean name is Lee Jin-myung, is 33 years old and a player who won the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour once in 2015.
In 2009, during his amateur days, he won the European Tour Johnnie Walker Classic and rose to No. 1 in the amateur world rankings.
When Danny Lee joins LIV Golf, he becomes the third Korean player to play for LIV Golf. Currently, Kevin and Kim Si-hwan (above USA) belong to LIV Golf.
Danny Lee also participated in the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars) being held in Pacific Palisades, California, USA this week, but was eliminated from the cut.
He earned 15,363,106 dollars (approximately 19.97 billion won) in career prize money on the PGA Tour.
Peters is a member of the DP World Tour and is currently ranked 34th in the world. He has won six career victories on the European Tour, and tied for fourth at the 2017 Masters.
Steele, who has won three times on the PGA Tour, was scheduled to appear at the Genesis Invitational this week, but announced that he would not attend before the opening.