Of all the players who have signed away their professional futures to LIV Golf for a handsome payday, Matthew Wolff’s decision to join Greg Norman’s mold-breaking concept is among the most interesting.
As a friend who is intrigued by what LIV Golf is selling said, the player lineup looks like the land of misfit toys, a collection of talented players who, for one reason or another, have rarely connected with fans the way some others have and several who are closer to sunset than sunrise as competitors.
Wolff, with his quirky swing and immense talent, was on the verge of becoming a genuine star until his game went flat. Now, rather than stay the course with the PGA Tour, Wolff is off to collect millions playing the LIV Golf circuit, officially confirming one of the worst-kept secrets in golf on Monday.
Maybe a fresh start is what Wolff needs.
Matthew Wolff, who has fallen to No. 77 in the world ranking, has made the jump to LIV Golf. Photo: Chris Keane, USGA
Go back 21 months to when Wolff was runner-up in the U.S. Open a...
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