LIV Golf axe Du Plessis after just 3 events but he still makes insane purse

LIV Golf has axed Hennie du Plessis after just three events despite him winning £3million worth of prize money.

The Saudi-funded series this week welcomed six debutants to its fourth tournament, which is set to take place in Boston. They announced the addition of World No.2 and Open champion Cameron Smith to the roster along with seven others.

But with the new players arriving, that has unfortunately meant eight players from the last tournament in Bedminster have had to make way due to the field size being capped at 48. They include Du Plessis, Justin Harding, Yuki Inamori, Jinichiro Kozuma, Ryosuke Kinoshita, David Puig, Travis Smyth and Hideto Tanihara.

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The most gutted of all will be Du Plessis due to his success thus far in the LIV. The South African currently ranks sixth in most money won from the first three tournaments with a mammoth £3m.

He secured a second-placed finish at Centurion and won the team event, yet that was not enough to keep the 25-year-old from being booted out of the rebel golf tour. The others who have been dropped after earning over a million dollars from the LIV are Harding and Kozuma.

Meanwhile, making their debuts in Boston along with Smith are Anirban Lahiri, Marc Leishman, Joaquin Niemann, Cameron Tringale and Harold Varner II. Sihwan Kim and Adrian Otaegui have also both been reinstated having initially been dropped after Portland.

Still, with more big names arriving on LIV Golf from the PGA Tour, the chances of some lesser known players remaining on the 48-man roster are getting slimmer each month.

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