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LIV Golf’s Joaquin Niemann given special invitation to 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla

LIV Golf’s Joaquin Niemann has teed it up across the world over the last year in an attempt to earn enough Official World Golf Ranking points to qualify for the 2024 major championships.

He earned a spot in the Open Championship via the Open Qualifying Series thanks to his win at the ISPS Handa Australian Open back in December. Two weeks ago he received a special invitation to the Masters, and now the PGA of America has followed suit.

Golfweek has confirmed the 25-year-old has received a special invitation to the 2024 PGA Championship, May 16-19, at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

Niemann broke the news in a Monday interview with GolfWRX and also confirmed that he would try to qualify for the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, June 13-16. That said, he might not need to qualify. The Chilean has been one of, if not the, hottest players in the world over the last five months and could earn enough OWGR points with high finishes in the Masters and PGA Championship. He could also pick up points in Asian Tour events around the LIV Golf schedule.

The USGA invites players inside the top 60 in the OWGR as of the tournament date and also two weeks before. Niemann is currently No. 76 in the OWGR.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek