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What is the LIV Golf playoff format?

How are the winners of LIV Golf’s team and individual competitions determined if scores are level after 54 holes?

 

With LIV Golf boasting both an individual and team competition in its season events, things could get interesting with the possibility of not one but two LIV Golf playoffs after 54 holes.

The 2024 LIV Golf season kicked off with a thrilling playoff between Joaquin Niemann and Sergio Garcia which saw the young Chilean beat his opponent in the dark at Mayakoba.

LIV might be a unique format and aiming to become a different entity, with shotgun starts and 54 holes, when compared with the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour.

But is the playoff format different? Has Greg Norman conjured a completely new format that attempts to make golf even louder?

Here is the LIV Golf playoff format for both the individual and team competition…

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LIV Golf playoff format

Individual

In the event of any ties after 54 holes in LIV Golf, a playoff will be played to settle the individual competition.

Under similar rules to the PGA Tour and DP World Tour, a LIV playoff will adopt a sudden-death format, with any tied golfers playing the 18th hole again.

A winner is then determined by a player scoring the lowest score among the remaining players.

In the majors, playoffs take different forms which have changed over the years.

The Masters adopts a sudden-death playoff format, but the other three major championships are different.

The Open has a four-hole aggregate playoff, the US Open uses a two-hole aggregate playoff and the PGA Championship uses a three-hole aggregate playoff.

Team

In the event of any ties in the LIV Golf team competition, each captain will pick two players (given those players are not involved in an individual playoff) to play together in a sudden-death, aggregate score playoff.

The pair with the lowest combined aggregate score will then secure the win for their team. If the score is the same, teams will advance to the next playoff hole until a winner is determined.

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Alex Perry

Alex Perry

Alex has been the editor of National Club Golfer since 2017. A Devonian who enjoys wittering on about his south west roots, Alex moved north to join NCG after more than a decade in London, the last five of which were with ESPN. Away from golf, Alex follows Torquay United and spends too much time playing his PlayStation or his guitar and not enough time practising his short game.

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