Cameron Smith from LIV Golf is the only player scheduled for interview at The Masters
Australian world number five only golfer from Saudi-backed circuit on pre-tournament interview schedule
British Open champion Cameron Smith is the only LIV Golf player at next week’s Masters who is on the pre-tournament interview schedule, according to the list provided by Augusta National Golf Club on Friday. Smith is scheduled to be in the interview room at 3:00 p.m. ET (1900 GMT) on Monday.
Other LIV Golf players in the field include former champions, but they aren’t scheduled to appear
Among the other LIV Golf players competing at the April 6-9 Masters are former champions Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed and Charl Schwartzel, though none are on the interview room schedule.
LIV Golf lures top players from PGA Tour while facing criticism over human rights record
Next week’s Masters is the first since the launch of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf circuit that has divided the sport as it lured top players from the PGA Tour with huge paydays while the two sides entered an ongoing legal battle. Critics say LIV Golf, which is bankrolled by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, amounts to “sportswashing” by a nation trying to improve its reputation in the face of criticism over its human rights record.
Tiger Woods scheduled for interview despite limited playing schedule
Five-time winner Tiger Woods, who has made one start on the PGA Tour this year given his limited playing schedule following a February 2021 car crash, is scheduled to be in the interview room on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. ET.
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