Will Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay join LIV Golf next year?
The Saudi Arabia-funded breakaway league is apparently hoping to add seven to ten PGA Tour players by the end of the year, and they reportedly already have PGA Tour professionals
Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele in mind.Losing Cantlay and Schauffele to LIV would be a serious setback for the PGA because they are ranked No. 4 and No. 6 in the
Official World Golf Ranking, respectively. Will they go, though?Cantlay has formerly been associated with Greg Norman's golf tour. The native of Long Beach has been in LIV Golf
rumors a few times already, even being referenced in the same sentence as Cam Smith when the Australian was obviously considering leaving the PGA Tour. It would be interesting to
see if Cantlay has changed his attitude on joining LIV Golf, since he has consistently stated that he has "no plans" to do so.Schauffele is a another matter. He was particularly
vocal about wanting the contents of the meeting, which Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy convened for the key PGA players last season, to remain confidential. It would be a tremendous
slap in the face for Schauffele to leave his current team and sign with LIV Golf.Naturally, it should be remembered that LIV Golf is a big-talking organization with many obstacles
to overcome. Despite undoubtedly attracting some of the most well-known athletes, LIV is still without a significant television agreement and is still a long way from having its
golfers taken into account by the world ranking system. Other players may decide against joining LIV Golf even though they had signed with the hope of receiving a world ranking,
given that the circuit hasn't resolved that issue.Therefore, for the time being, the reports that Cantlay and Schauffele will join LIV Golf are just that: rumors.