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Joaquin Niemann and LIV Golf are facing an OWGR reckoning



AUGUSTA, Ga. -- INSIDE ONE OF the most crowded hallways at Augusta National Golf Club, there is a picture of a 19-year-old Joaquin Niemann -- his fist punching the air -- for all the patrons walking through the merchandise building to see.

Back in 2018, the young Chilean was the No. 1 amateur in the world and had just won the Latin American Amateur Championship to earn one of the most coveted gifts in the sport: an invitation to the Masters.

Fast forward six years later: Niemann has now played in four Masters, won 12 tournaments as a professional and has been ranked as high as 15th in the world.