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Tommy Fleetwood and Nicolai Højgaard have each turned down a recent offer to join LIV’s third season as the Saudi rebel golf circuit continues its relentless pursuit of the sport’s biggest names. A third member of Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup team, Tyrrell Hatton, also remains firmly in the sights of the breakaway tour.
The trio – who are all participating in this week’s Dubai Desert Classic on the DP World Tour – have shown no public indication they could be coaxed to LIV but there is a strong sense of unease within golf’s traditional ecosystem that the Saudi Arabia-backed tour will return with formal offers worth tens of millions per player that would be tough to refuse.
Written by Ewan Murray in Dubai
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