Cameron Smith (Australia), who is ranked 3rd in the men’s golf world rankings, has confirmed his participation in the PIF Saudi International (total prize money of 5 million dollars).

The PIF Saudi International, which will be held for four days from the 2nd of next month at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia, is the opening game of the 2023 season of the Asian Tour.

This year, Smith and last year’s winner Harold Varner III (USA), Graeme McDowell (Northern Ireland), Dustin Johnson (USA), and other players from the LIV Golf Invitational Series are expected to participate.

Smith, who won the Open Open in a major tournament last year, was once one of the leading players on the PGA tour, rising to the second place in the world rankings. However, in August of last year, he moved to LIV Golf and has been active as a leading star.

The reason LIV Golf players decided to participate in the opening game of the Asian Tour was to accumulate world ranking points. The only way for players who left the PGA Tour and transferred to LIV Golf to build their current world rankings is to participate in events not hosted by the PGA Tour, such as the Asian Tour.

In order to be listed on the list of major tournaments such as the Masters and The Open, LIV golf players are expected to participate in Asian Tour events more this year as they must meet the qualification requirements, such as being within the top 50 in the world rankings. Prior to this tournament, Smith participated in the Australian PGA Championship and Australian Open last year to accumulate world ranking points.토토사이트

After confirming his participation in the PIF Saudi International, Smith expressed extraordinary expectations about competing with players representing the Asian Tour. He said, “It’s always exciting to compete with players with excellent skills. I’m looking forward to facing Asian Tour players.”

The Asian Tour starts with PIF Saudi International and continues with International Series Oman and International Series Qatar.

This year’s Asian Tour, which is expected to be the largest ever, including 10 international series tournaments with a total prize money of 2 million to 2.5 million dollars, will feature many top Korean golfers such as Park Sang-hyun, Kim Bio, and Kim Young-soo, who represent the Korean Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour. will be competing