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‘LIV Time’: Patrick Cantlay Sparks Wild Speculations as He Makes a Baffling Move a Year After His Reported $75M Rejection

Published 11/19/2023, 4:00 AM EST

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With Tiger Woods finally making his comeback at the Hero World Challenge, the event has already started booming with fans’ excitement. But in the wake of his comeback, another piece of news shocked the golf world, as two golfers withdrew from the event without disclosing the reason behind their departure.

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The Hero World Challenge hosted by Tiger Woods will commence on 30th November. The 20-player field was cut short with the withdrawal of Patrick Cantlay along with his best pal, Xander Schauffele. The sudden exit sparked a series of speculations from the netizens as they assumed that the golfer might join the breakaway league.

Patrick Cantlay stands out in the Hero World Challenge


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The Hero World Challenge is returning with its host, making a fiery comeback as well. Tiger Woods will be teeing it up in Albany Bahamas. With him, the TGLs recruited Patrick Cantlay to be on the field. However, Cantlay’s abrupt exit has raised many eyebrows in the golfing world.

Cantlay withdrew from the challenge for undisclosed reasons. This is not the first time he has found himself in a controversy over a single move. His hatless move at the Ryder Cup garnered a lot of attention and was seen as a protest for golfers not being paid.


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The NUCLR Golf shared the news on X about the withdrawal. Moreover, the news was taken as a supposed indication of Cantlay joining or at least playing at the LIV Golf promotions. Previously, Cantlay was offered $75 million by LIV Golf, but he did not take it.

Now as the time of the Hero World Challenge and LIV’s qualifying event get closer, the conjecture around Cantlay’s jumping ship is higher than ever. Here are a few responses from the golf world on this matter:

Patrick Cantlay sent off to LIV Golf

Well, without any confirmation from the golfers or the league, this golf fan had announced the inevitable and nearing future of Cantlay and Schauffele through his tweet.

While another joined in on the LIV bandwagon and used two words to speculate about the possible new recruits of LIV Golf.

This golf fan wanted Cantlay and Schauffele to move to LIV. As he could not bear to watch the pair play any golf.

Although there has been no announcement, and people are speculating about the LIV move, this gentleman even “confirmed” the teams Schuaffele and Cantlay would join.


Remembering the issues Cantlay and Schauffele had with Ryder Cup being an unpaid event, this fan connected the dots and assumed the certain resignation from the PGA Tour.


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Amidst all the predictions and assumptions, there was one man who asked an important question. Doubting the credibility of rumors, this fan was certain that the golfers would not move when the merger is close to being finalized.


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What do you think, Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele left the Hero World Challenge field for legitimate reasons or they will be seen at LIV Golf’s 2024 season?

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Khambe Huda Imran


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From a very young age, I, Huda Khambe, have been striving for excellence, and as a Golf Writer at EssentiallySports, my endeavor has only amplified. Having grown up watching Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam bag major after major, I couldn’t help but learn more about the intricacies of the sport, and now I combine that knowledge with my inherent storytelling skills and write about the gentleman's sport, bringing news to life for the readers. As a journalist who lives by the motto 'Girls for Girls', I am hellbent on covering the niche aspects of the sport and giving the readers unique insights about the LPGA and women's golf as a whole. Off hours too, my life involves sports of sorts, with me often engrossed in watching livestreams of Valorant and Counterstrike!
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