Kramer Hickok Reveals How Many Golfers Have Signed Up for the Saudi League So Far

Published 02/16/2022, 7:03 AM EST

American golfing professional Kramer Hickok is famous for participating in the second-longest playoff in PGA Tour history. However, he has been in the news not only on the course, but off the course as well. The 29-year-old revealed a piece of incredible news regarding the Saudi-backed Super Golf League.

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The golfing world has now been hearing the term SGL for quite some time now. The word has been hovering over the heads of the PGA Tour as well as over the DP World Tour like a dark cloud.

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On the Stripe Show Podcast, Hickok said, “You’re going to see a lot of big names jump over there, I think there’s already been 17 guys that have jumped over and I can’t say who they are but there’s going to be some big names going over there.”

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“Look, I mean from what I’ve heard the money’s very, very appealing. You’re only gonna have 12-14 events, those events are gonna have purses, you’re not going to have to deal with missing a cut anymore, there’s only going to be 40 players. And 10 of those 14 events will be in the States. Signing bonuses, huge, huge purses, it’s going to be very appealing for some of these guys. Yeah you’ll see some big names for sure.” (h/t Golf Monthly)

Big names have been approached to play in the Super Golf League

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In the recent past, various speculations have come forward regarding offers made to top PGA Tour professionals. Bryson DeChambeau was reportedly offered $135 million to become the face of the Saudi-backed Super Golf League. However, the American denied this claim.

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Bryson DeChambeau reacts after holing his putt on the 9th green to win the hole during the Singles REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The PGA Tour has detailed the consequences of playing on a rival tour, in this case- the Saudi-backed Super Golf League. Professionals who will be a part of the SGL will serve an immediate suspension and be expelled from the PGA Tour. As a result, it will be a bold move to leave the prestigious PGA Tour.

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Kramer Hickok’s words may surprise golf fans. However, things could be clearer once the SGL reveals which professionals are a part of their tour. What do you think about the news? Share your views in the comments.

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Bazif Qadri

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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.

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