TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State senior golfer David Puig introduced his choice to skip his senior season and switch professional via an Instagram publish Monday.
He did not embody which skilled tour he can be becoming a member of or when he would start his professional profession within the publish, however he is listed on the LIV Golf’s web site as a member of its roster and, in keeping with Puig’s LIV Golf bio, he’ll make his professional debut on the LIV Golf Invitational Chicago, which will probably be performed at Wealthy Harvest Farms on Sept. 16-18.
Puig is now the second school golfer to forego their eligibility to hitch LIV Golf. Eugenio Chacarra left Oklahoma State earlier than his senior yr to hitch the upstart tour.
Now it is Puig, who, like Chacarra, seemed over time that he would enter the skilled ranks after the 2023 NCAA Championships. In a accident, Puig will start his professional profession 62 miles from the place his school teammates will play this weekend at Olympia Fields within the Combating Illini Invitational.
Puig is at the moment ranked ninth within the World Newbie Golf Rankings and one centesimal in Golfweek’s collegiate particular person rankings. He is a two-time All-American and completed T-Eleventh in final yr’s NCAA particular person championships.
Puig waited to declare as knowledgeable till he competed within the US Newbie in August and the World Newbie Staff Championships earlier this month. However a leap to LIV Golf was a subject he could not keep away from after enjoying in two LIV tournaments as an novice over the summer time.
He completed fortieth in London and forty second in New Jersey to earn $267,000 in prize cash however did not settle for it to retain his novice standing, which he vacated Monday.