Viktor Hovland Favoured To Join LIV Golf In Stunning Move To Kickstart Revival

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April 29, 2024
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Out-of-form Ryder Cup hero Viktor Hovland is fancied to be the next big name to join LIV Golf in 2024.

  • Hovland 5/2 fav to join Team Europe compatriot Jon Rahm at LIV
  • Team USA rebel Patrick Cantlay among candidates to switch
  • Scottie Scheffler could be tempted alongside good friend Sam Burns

Next To Join LIV Golf Odds

Player Odds Probability
Viktor Hovland 5/2 28.6%
Wyndham Clark 4/1 20%
Sam Burns 9/2 18.2%
Jason Day 5/1 16.7%
Patrick Cantlay 13/2 13.3%
Tony Finau 8/1 11.1%
Jordan Spieth 10/1 9.1%
Hideki Matsuyama 12/1 7.7%
Brian Harman 14/1 6.7%
Scottie Scheffler 20/1 4.8%
Rory McIlroy 66/1 1.5%
Tiger Woods 100/1 1%

Viktor Hovland favoured to be LIV’s next big-money arrival

Hovland has been touted as LIV’s next big name to join the grid alongside the likes of major winners Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka and Cameron Smith.

The Norwegian has been a vocal critic of PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan’s handling of the PGA-PIF merger and a fresh outlook could be exactly what his career needs.

The 26-year-old emerged as one of the most complete golfers on the planet last season, winning the FedEx Cup Playoffs and playing a leading role in bringing the Ryder Cup back to Team Europe.

Patrick Cantlay loves to rebel and joining the Saudi-backed LIV tour is seen as possible

Patrick Cantlay is among the market leaders to join LIV Golf next but it would take a drastic turnaround to leave his seat on the PGA Tour’s policy board and defect.

Cantlay has been known to rebel against what he doesn’t believe in – most notably opting not to wear a hat when playing for Team USA because he thinks players should be paid to play.

The American stated he had no plans of leaving the PGA Tour for LIV at the start of 2024 – but as we all know, talk is cheap and everyone has a price.

Could Scottie Scheffler be tempted into a groundbreaking move alongside Sam Burns?

Scottie Scheffler is priced at a distant 20/1 to join LIV next but his decision could be made easier if his close friend Sam Burns decides to pull the trigger and switch tours first.

Burns revealed he turned down the chance to join LIV in 2022 but two years later, there’s every chance he could give another offer serious consideration following a period of uncertainty.

Scheffler has been a vocal critic of LIV Golf and believes that golf’s ‘splintering’ has been caused by those players who defected, so it’s safe to assume his place on the PGA Tour is rock solid for now.

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