It has eight confirmed events, a mouth-watering prize pot, and a new name. Now all it needs is players. Here's what we know so far
The LIV Golf Invitational schedule will involved seven individual events and one team event.
What is the LIV Golf Invitational?
Colloquially known as the Saudi Golf League, the LIV Golf Invitational will also feature a total prize pot of $250 million.
Each event will be three rounds, played over 54 holes, with no cuts, and shotgun starts. There will also be a team component, with 12 squads each made of up four players competing over four days in a match play knockout.
The first event will be held at the Centurion, near London, in June, while four events have been confirmed in the US between July and September at Pumpkin Ridge, Portland, Trump National, New Jersey, The International, near Boston, and Rich Harvest Farms, Chicago.
There will also be events at Stonehill, in Thailand, and Royal Greens in Saudi Arabia.
The venue for the eighth event, the Team Championship, was later confirmed as Trump Doral, a PGA Tour venue between 1962 and 2016.
The seven announced events will each carry a prize pot of $25 million – $20 million for the individual prizes and $5 million for the team events – while the eighth event will offer $30 million to the top three players in the season-long standings.
There will be a further $50 million in the team prize fund, with the winners taking home $16 million. The runners-up will bank $10 million, and third place $8 million.
In a statement, LIV Golf CEO Norman said: “Our events are truly additive to the world of golf.
“We have done our best to create a schedule that allows players to play elsewhere, while still participating in our events.
“I believe players will increasingly make progress in achieving their right to play where they want. We will help in any way possible and will provide golfers with opportunities to achieve their full potential.”
What is the LIV Golf Invitational schedule?
June 9-11: Centurion, England
July 1-3: Pumpkin Ridge, USA
July 29-31: Trump National (Bedminster), USA
September 2-4: The International, USA
September 16-18: Rich Harvest Farms, USA
October 7-9: Stonehill, Thailand
October 14-16: Royal Greens, Saudi Arabia
October 27-30: Trump National (Doral), USA
Who will play in the LIV Golf Invitational?
The likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson have said they’re not getting involved, while Bryson DeChambeau – who was reportedly offered nine figures to become the face of the Saudi Golf League – said he “wants to play wherever the best players are playing”.
At the moment, the field is up in the air because the PGA and DP World Tours have banned their members from taking part.
How much are tickets to the LIV Golf Invitational?
Prices for access have been released on the LIV Golf Invitational website.
A grounds pass for each day will set you back £67.88, or you can pick one up for all three days for £179.69 – a saving of £23.95, for those of you wondering.
There are also a variety of VIP levels of access, including something called the Gallery Club, which starts at just shy of £250 a day, and other options running into the thousands.
Can we watch the LIV Golf Invitational on TV?
Greg Norman says talks regarding TV coverage are ongoing, but he did say the opening event at Centurion will be streamed live on YouTube.
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