A recent Tour winner explains why LIV Golf gave him the boot after just one event

By Fly Pin High |
November 14, 2022

Andy Ogletree won the Asian Tour’s International Series Egypt, his first professional win.

The 2019 U.S. The 2019 U.S. Amateur Champion was regarded as having great potential, but he has struggled in the beginning of his career.

He quickly realized how difficult it was to make it on PGA Tour. He ran out of exemptions quickly and faced the difficulties that many people face when trying fund their own career to get to the top.

Greg Norman and LIV golf provided a lifeline for Ogletree, who is 24 years old. Ogletree was invited to the Centurion Club’s inaugural LIV London event. Ogletree finished in last place, shooting +24. However, he was awarded a $270,000 check, which financed his professional golf career.

Ogletree made a difficult decision but explained his reasons for joining LIV Golf in an interview with Firepit Collective .

“I needed somewhere to go golf. That’s the bottom line. Although everyone says it’s not all about the money, the money is very important to me. It was a place I could play and provided me with a financial foundation that allowed me to continue my golfing for the next few years.

It was an easy decision for me. There was no other place I could play. There was no Pro Tour event in London, no Korn Ferry Tour Event, and no Monday qualifier. I could not find anywhere else to play.

I had the opportunity to play in a tournament of golf and I accepted it.”

Ogletree was unsuccessful in the LIV London event and was denied an opportunity to play on the LIV Tour. He spoke with Bob Harig, Sports Illustrated , about the details.

Ogletree said that he kind of got the boot for playing badly. However, he turned that one appearance into exemptions to International Series events where he won in Egypt on Saturday, his first professional win.

He said that he wanted to play all the rounds in a telephone interview from Cairo. Bernd Wiesberger, a LIV Golf participant, won him by four shots. “I understood that I was to play more then once. Everyone seemed to be keen to play LIV Golf after the huge turnout. I didn’t seize that chance .”

Ogletree’s Asian Tour win was a major milestone in his career. He will continue to play on the Asian Tour and build upon the victory.


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