Sebastian Munoz Becomes Latest Player to Leave PGA Tour for LIV Golf
Munoz, currently ranked 90th in the world, is set to join fellow South American Joaquin Niemann’s squad for the Saudi-backed tour.
With just over three weeks to go until their new season begins, LIV Golf has reportedly chosen another PGA Tour player. According to The Telegraph, 30-year-old Colombian Sebastian Munoz has signed a deal with LIV Golf and will be part of Joaquin Niemann’s squad when the season begins in Mayakoba, Mexico from February 24-26.
Munoz turned professional again in 2015 and reached No. 49 in the Official World Golf Ranking after a T14 finish at the 2022 US Open. He also stood out for the international team at the 2022 Presidents Cup, with a record 2-0-1 with a win over Scottie Scheffler.
While CEO Greg Norman managed to secure a TV deal in the offseason and set up a 14-tournament schedule for 2023, player signings have been sparse since LIV’s first campaign ended in October.
But with LIV Golf now gearing up for the start of its second season, rumors are swirling around the golf world that a handful of new additions will be announced soon.
Just a few weeks ago, The Telegraph reported that 27-year-old Chilean Mito Pereira is set to be named to LIV Golf’s 2023 roster.
Sebastian Munoz, whose only PGA Tour victory came at the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship, could be the first of several signings for Norman here in early February.
Many of LIV Golf’s biggest stars are on the course for this week’s Saudi International, which is financially backed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund. Cameron Young, Cameron Champ and Lucas Herbert have all been granted access to the PGA Tour to participate in the tournament. Maybe a little foreshadowing there?