Eight Players Bumped From LIV Boston Field

By Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer

LIV Golf signed up six more PGA Tour players, and with the fields capped at 48 players, some players are not in the Boston area for this week’s event.

Most notable is the absence of Japanese players.

Three players from Japan have been to all of LIV Golf Invitational events — Ryosuke Kinoshita, Jinichiro Kozuma and Hideto Tanihara. Now there is none. This comes after heavy courtship of former Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, who said after the Tour Championship on Sunday he was not going to LIV.

Hennie Du Plessis of South Africa played in all three. He is No. 7 on the money list with just over $2.4 million and is not in the Boston-area event. Justin Harding and Travis Smyth also are not in the field, having played the previous three.

Some players are event to event, with a multiyear contract. That would seem to be the case with Adrian Otaegui and Sihwan Kim. They are back for Boston after missing the previous LIV event in New Jersey.