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Masters gives out three special invites

February 23, 2024

Masters gives out three special invites

According to the Golf Channel on Wednesday, there are three special invitees to the 2024 Masters. They are Chile’s Joaquin Niemann, Japan’s Ryo Hisatsune, and Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen.

Niemann’s invitation is noteworthy because he joined the LIV Tour on August 30, 2022. At the time he joined alongside Cameron Tringale of Mission Viejo, California, Harold Varner III of Akron, Ohio and Anirban Lahiri of Pune, India.

Niemann has two career wins on the PGA Tour. He won the 2019 Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, and the 2022 Genesis Invitational at Riviera in southern California. At the Greenbrier five years ago, Niemann shot a four-round score of -21 and beat Tom Hoge of Statesville, North Carolina by six strokes. Then at the 2022 Genesis Invitational, Riemann shot a four round score of -19, and beat Americans Collin Morikawa of Los Angeles, California, and Cameron Young of Scarborough, New York by two strokes each.

Niemann’s highest ranking in the Official World Golf Rankings was 15th in April of 2022. Niemann also has one win on the LIV Tour. That came on February 4 in Quintana Roo, Mexico, as Niemann won in a playoff over Sergio Garcia of Spain after shooting a three-round score of -12. However, it should be noted that Niemann’s win was not recognized in the Official World Golf Rankings. Niemann is one of two LIV winners in 2024. The other is Dustin Johnson who won in Las Vegas on February 10.

Hisatsune won a European Tour in France this past September and is only 21 years old. Olesen meanwhile won a European Tour event in United Arab Emirates in January by six strokes.


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