It hasn’t received much fanfare amid reports of Phil Mickelson’s rumored commitment to all eight events in the LIV Golf Series, but another major champion who currently rates as a top-20 player is expected to tee it up in the circuit’s London opener.
Louis Oosthuizen, No. 15 in the Official World Golf Ranking and the 2010 winner of the Open Championship, surfaced as one of the headliners slated to play in the Saudi circuit’s kickoff event at London’s Centurion Club on June 9, per a report in the UK Telegraph.
If accurate, the 39-year-old South African star would be the top-ranked pro in a field that’s also expected to include former major champions Mickelson and Sergio Garcia along with European Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter.
Though multiple reports indicate that several players ranked inside the top 100 are among the 70 entrants vying for 48 spots in the no-cut event, so you can reasonably expect to see more marquee names when the full field is officially announced in May.
Last we saw Oosthuizen, 39, he was forced to withdraw from the Masters with a back injury after playing the opening round alongside Tiger Woods. He was the runner-up in both the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship in 2021, but a second major continues to elude his grasp despite a handful of near-misses.