MSU’s James Piot On The List To Play In LIV Golf Series Event
2021 U.S. Amateur champion and former Michigan State golfer James Piot (pictured above) is on the entry list to play in the first LIV Golf Invitational Series to be played in London, England June 9th-11th.
Piot has also committed to play in this week's Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio on the PGA Tour. He was invited to play in that as the current U.S. Amateur champion.
It is unclear as to whether Piot will play in the LIV event as an amateur or as a pro. His college eligibility at MSU has been exhausted. But he has said that he will play the U.S. Open (in two weeks) before embarking on a pro career.
The Greg Norman and Saudi Arabian-backed LIV Tour has caused major controversy in recent months. Norman and fellow major champion Phil Mickelson have voiced their support for the LIV Tour, which will be in competition with the existing PGA Tour.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has said that any golfer electing to play on the LIV Tour could possibly be suspended from playing in future PGA Tour events. Whether that actually happens or not remains to be seen. Also, it is unclear whether Piot's commitment to play in the LIV event jeopardizes his potential future on the PGA Tour.
Other notable golfers committed to play in the LIV event are former major champions Sergio Garcia and Louis Oosthuizen. As well as former World number 1's Dustin Johnson and Martin Kaymer. Other former major champions committed to play in London are Charl Schwartzel and Graeme McDowell.