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Which Q-School would you go for: LIV Golf or DP World Tour?

LIV Golf has added another option for professionals in terms of Q-School, but which path would you take if you were able to choose?

 

It is that time of year.

The top 116 in the Race to Dubai have secured their DP World Tour cards for the 2024 season, which leaves the rest headed for Q-School.

The second stage is about to begin with the Final Qualifying Stage at Infinitum Golf Club halfway through November getting closer.

LIV Golf has now introduced its own type of Q-School on the other side of the fence, namely LIV Golf Promotions.

Three spots are open to the Saudi-funded league, as well as places on the Asian Tour. The winner of this stroke play event also banks $200,000.

So which option would you choose if both were available: LIV Golf or the DP World Tour? Which pathway is better and has a bigger chance of qualification?

There are pros and cons to each one, so NCG’s tour team deliberated on it:

A life-changing opportunity awaits at LIV Golf…

If you are eligible to play in LIV Golf Promotions, go for it, says Matt Chivers.

Finishing in one of the top three spots will give you a huge financial headstart, and then you get given the keys to the treasure chest.

Not only that, the door is open to playing with and against Brooks Koepka, Cameron Smith, Dustin Johnson and many more stars.

If we consider the LIV Golf League for the time being, it is an alternative playing option – whether you think its existence has been hostile or not.

It has provided players, who were initially unrecognisable to golf fans, the chance to earn serious money and finish well on albeit reduced-size leaderboards.

There may be more spots open on DP World Tour Q-School and more margin for error, but that process can be a tiring slog with the number of rounds required to play.

LIV might be a closed shop to some, but this pathway says otherwise and I could see a lot of players, from hopefuls to journeymen, teeing it up in Abu Dhabi in December.

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Follow in the footsteps of legends and aim for Europe!

Stick with tradition, and go for the DP World Tour Q-School with more qualifying places available.

Yes, I know there is a lot of money involved with LIV Golf and the possibilities of earning are huge, but nothing beats the DP World Tour’s Q-School, says Matt Coles.

those six days of the Final Stage in Spain will determine who plays on the DP World Tour or the European Challenge Tour in 2024.

However, Q-School is so much more than that. There are three stages to it, meaning you have to play your best golf for somewhere in the region of ten rounds.

That in itself is a huge challenge. Compare that to the four-round process at the LIV Golf Promotions Event with just three places up for grabs. It just isn’t the same…

If you earn a card on the DP World Tour, then you are following in the footsteps of some of the best golfers to have ever played the sport.

I know that LIV Golf can set you up for life when it comes to the monetary side of things. But for me, I’m going to the DP World Tour Q-School every single year if I have to…

NOW READ: Which stars (if any) will turn up to LIV Golf Promotions? | The Slam Podcast

With PGA Tour Q-School too, and the Korn Ferry Tour as well, what option would you go for with Q-School 2023? Tell us on X!

Matt Chivers

Matt Chivers

Now on the wrong side of 25, Matt has been playing golf since the age of 13 and was largely inspired to take up the game by countless family members who played golf during his childhood.

Matt is a member at Royal Cinque Ports in Deal playing off a 5 handicap, just a pitching wedge away from his hometown of Dover where he went to school and grew up. He has previously been a member at Etchinghill and Walmer and Kingsdown in Kent.

Having studied history at the University of Liverpool, Matt went on to pass his NCTJ Exams in Manchester a year later to fulfil his lifelong ambition of becoming a journalist. He picked up work experience along the way at places such as the Racing Post, the Independent, Sportsbeat and the Lancashire Evening Post.

Matt joined NCG in February 2023 and is the website’s main source of tour news, features and opinion. He has reported live from events such as The Open, the Ryder Cup and The Players Championship, having also interviewed and spent time with some of the biggest names in the sport.

Consuming tour golf on what is a 24/7 basis, you can come to Matt for informed views on the game and the latest updates on the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour and LIV Golf.

What’s in Matt’s bag: Cobra LTDx LS driver, Cobra LTDx 3-wood, TaylorMade P7MC irons, Ping Glide 4.0 wedges, Odyssey putter.

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