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LIV Golf opens mid-season transfer window – Golf News

LIV Golf is looking to change its status even further with the launch of its first mid-season transfer window, which will enable team captains to change their squads midway through the 14-event schedule.

The transfer window runs for a month – May 8-June 9 – during which time teams are free to negotiate deals where player exchanges take place. Both teams must agree to a trade and changes to player contracts may not be possible.

In addition, players in the final year of their contract may negotiate an extension with their current club during this window.

Commenting on the move, LIV Golf Commissioner Greg Norman said: “As LIV Golf grows, the league will continue to create opportunities to strengthen the competition. With the trade window open in the middle of the season, all 13 teams have the opportunity to tune their rosters and evaluate their team composition and performance.

Smash Factor: Captain Brooks Koepka, brought Talor Gooch to his Smash GC team at the end of last season, joining Jason Kokrak and Graeme McDowell.
“LIV Golf delivers another exciting premium golf opportunity that aligns with the traditions of many team sports around the world, enhancing player mobility and enriching team stories.”

In last year's trade window, Dustin Johnson's 4Aces GC acquired Harold Varner III in a trade with Peter Uihlein's RangeGoats GC. The RangeGoats, captained by Bubba Watson, also brought in Matthew Wolff from Smash GC, and Brooks Koepka's team acquired Talor Gooch, the 2023 LIV Golf League singles champion.

In addition, Carlos Ortiz, formerly of Fireballs GC, earned a top 24 ranking in last year's standings and chose to hit free agency to sign with Torque GC. That opened up a spot on the Fireballs' roster, with captain Sergio Garcia signing free agent David Puig.

The top 24 players on the 54-player list at the end of the 13th event secured their 2025 place in the league. Players who finish 25-48 in the 'Open Zone' who are out of contract will have to be re-signed by their team or taken by another team. Players who finish 49 and under – the 'Drop Zone' – are disqualified from the league but qualify for the 2024 LIV Golf Promotions tournament, with the top three players earning a spot for the following season.

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