Four-time major winner Ernie Els insists the LIV Golf Series can't be taken seriously and only gets in the way of "real golf.

 The three latest additions to the Saudi-backed run are due to be announced in the next 24 hours, 

The third LIV event of this year's inaugural eight-match series takes place next week at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster

New Jersey, where new players will make their debuts.

But Els said the leak lacked legitimacy and was pointless without world ranking points. " Because you are playing for $20 million

There's no basis for it, there's no substance to it." "You can't have a 48-man tournament

playing no-cut golf and expect the world to take you seriously." This is not going to happen."

Els said the only way forward is for the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and LIV Golf to agree that players will have the freedom to play