The owner of a historic PGA Tour site, close to Donald Trump, says a ‘big announcement’ is imminent as rumors of interest from the tour funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund spread. are becoming more and more persistent.
Liv Golf, future
Owner of the course at the Greenbrier, an event that hasn’t been on the PGA Tour schedule since 2019 and Joaquin Niemann’s first win, Jim Justice, said tournament officials are in “negotiations” to once again receive a “big event”
However, he said confirmation would only come from LIV Golf bosses. “I think it’s their choice. And we have to stick to the announcement schedule, so I wouldn’t have the privilege of revealing anything to you. » The formalization is close, Especially since Greg Norman explained that he wanted to complete the LIV calendar for 2023 by the end of the year.
Opened 108 years ago, The Old White course in White Sulfur Springs (West Virginia), which has been part of the TPC stamped courses since March 2011, will not be the first former PGA Tour site to pass on the LIV. Indeed, last month , the breakaway circuit announced that Mexico’s Mayakoba layout, El Camaleon, would receive a LIV tournament next year.
Ditto for the emblematic site of the European circuit and the Ryder Cup, Valderrama, in Andalusia. Not to mention Doral’s Blue Monster course, owned by former US President Donald Trump, which the PGA Tour last visited in 2016.
LIV Golf, also known as the Super Golf League, is a professional golf circuit. It was founded in 2022, with the sponsorship of the Public Investment Fund (it is the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia) 1. The circuit rivals the PGA Tour (United States) and the DP World Tour (Europe), offering substantially higher prize money.
The name LIV refers to the total number of holes to be played in each event (54 in Roman numerals, corresponding to 3 rounds of 18 holes), as opposed to the usual 72 holes (4 rounds of 18 holes) on other tours. , 54 is the score obtained by scoring a birdie on every hole on a par 72.
In March 2022, the CEO of LIV Golf, former professional golfer and former world number one Greg Norman, announced the schedule for the first season of the LIV Golf Invitational Series. This consists of eight tournaments, to be played over a total of 54 holes without cut.
Each tournament will have a field of 48 players, who will be grouped into 12 teams of four players, with simultaneous starts. The total amount of prizes to be distributed amounts to 255 million dollars.