The defending champion will not participate in the Players Championship, the “fifth major” of the PGA Tour, which will be held from the 10th (Korean time).안전놀이터
This is because Cameron Smith (Australia), who won the tournament last year, was banned from participating in PGA Tour events because he joined LIV Golf.
This is the first time in Players Championship history that a defending champion is unable to defend his title for reasons other than injury.
Smith might, however, appear on the course at TPC Sawgrass Stadium in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where the Players Championship is held.
Smith said in an interview with Golf.com on the 8th, “I always liked going to the TPC Sawgrass Stadium course. I don’t know what people will think, but I think it would be a lot of fun to go there and watch the game and walk around among the crowd.”
Smith lives near TPC Sawgrass, where the tournament is held.
The American media predicted that Smith’s appearance on the field after being suspended would be an act of slapping the cheeks of the PGA Tour and participating players.
Meanwhile, the PGA Tour, which hosts the tournament, has already taken away the dedicated parking space it gave Smith, so if Smith comes to TPC Sawgrass, he must pay to park in a regular parking lot.