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A pair of former LIV Golf stars will make history this week when they tee it up at the Genesis Scottish Open.

Bernd Wiesberger and Laurie Canter are in the field at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick as the game waits for a deal to be struck between the rival factions.

When the action gets underway at East Lothian on Thursday, they will be the first LIV Golf regulars to play in a regular PGA Tour-sanctioned event.

Several players from the Saudi-bankrolled startup have competed – and won – majors since the league’s inception in 2022 but are yet to feature in the tour’s regular season.

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Wiesberger, an eight-time winner on the DP World Tour, confirmed his place in the lineup this week on Instagram.

The 38-year-old wrote: “See you in Scotland,” telling fans he was eligible as a leading available member from the European Swing rankings.

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Wiesberger made the cut in all five starts he made throughout the swing between May and July, including a T2 finish at the European Open and a T7 finish at the KLM Open.

After spending two seasons on LIV, the Austrian lost his contract and became a free agent. He had fulfilled all sanctions imposed and was free to return to the DP World Tour.

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“I have never resigned my membership and therefore I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to play a full schedule once again,” he said in a statement last November.

Meanwhile, Canter – a LIV Golf reserve – has played twice on the circuit this year at LIV Golf Mayakoba and LIV Golf Las Vegas but gets into the Scottish Open field after winning the European Open.

It was the Englishman’s first DP World Tour win. He cleared his fines for featuring on Greg Norman’s tour at the end of 2023.

He’s set to tee off alongside last week’s John Deere Classic winner Davis Thompson and Sweden’s Jesper Svensson.

Wiesberger has Canada’s Mackenzie Hughes and Scotland’s Richie Ramsay for company.

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John Turnbull A graduate of the University of Stirling, John joined the bunkered team in 2023 as a Content Producer, with a responsibility for covering all breaking news, tour news, grassroots content and much more besides. A keen golfer, he plays the majority of his golf at Falkirk Golf Club. Top of his 'bucket list' is a round of Pebble Beach... ideally in the company of Gareth Bale.

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