England's Danny Willett, the 2016 Masters champion, was among six players granted full exemption status for the 2022-23 PGA Tour season after defection to the LIV Golf Series.

The PGA on Friday suspended six players who started in its first LIVE golf tournament in Boston, handing out indefinite bans to British Open champion

and world number two Cameron Smith of Australia and five others. Those eliminations opened up six spots

at the bottom of the top 125 on the eligibility list for next season, which begins in two weeks in Napa, California.

England's Matt Wallace, Americans Austin Smotherman, Justin Lower and Doc Redman, Willett and American Kelly Kraft reached

the final six fully qualified places on the PGA from 120-125. The change in status for those who originally missed out also ensures that six players

will have a berth in next year's PGA Tour Players Championship. Other players who left the PGA for LIV Golf

this week included Chile's Joaquin Niemann, Australia's Marc Leishman, India's Anirban Lahiri and Americans Harold Varner III and Cameron.