LIV Golf It’s back for its second season in 2023, and the Saudi-backed startup is trying to gain momentum with its players poised to play in the major leagues.
The Masters has confirmed that it will honor invitations to exemptions and to those among the top 50 players in the world, according to OWGR.
That means we can see more drama as the best from LIV battle the best on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour on the biggest stage starring Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed. Exciting battle in Dubai Desert Classic currently exhibiting theater in sports.
Charles Howell III was the surprise winner of the first event of the season at Mayakoba and helped lead the Crushers to the tag team championship in Mexico.
Here’s everything you need to know about LIV Golf for season two in 2023:
What is LIV Golf?
LIV Golf is the breakaway league led by the two-time Open champion Greg Norman He is supported as CEO and by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
PIF has invested unprecedented amounts in sports, both for players to sign up and for wallets for each event, and has received condemnation from human rights charities such as Amnesty International.
It brings a new look to golf, with new competition rules and format, team direction emerging as its unique selling point.
There will be 12 teams and 48 players on each course, and the tournament will be played over 54 holes and three days instead of the traditional 72 holes and four days. No interruptions unlike the PGA Tour and DP World Tour, LIV Golf also added the shotgun start, which they say encourages faster play with groups starting from different holes and playing in different order across the course.
LIV Golf program 2023
February 24-26: El Camaleon Golf Course, Mayakoba, Mexico – Individual winner: Charles Howell. Team winner: Crushers GC
March 17-19: Gallery Golf Club, Tucson, USA
March 31 – April 2 Orange County National, Orlando, United States
21-23 April Grange Golf Club, Adelaide, Australia
April 28-30 Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore
May 12-14 Cedar Ridge Country Club, Tulsa, United States
May 26-28 Trump National Golf Club, Washington DC, United States
30 June – 2 July Real Club Valderrama, Sotogrande, Andalusia, Spain
7-9 July Centurion Club, St Albans, United Kingdom
August 4-6 Old White Golf Course, Greenbrier, USA
August 11-13 Trump National Bedminster, United States
September 22-24 Rich Harvest Farms, Chicago, United States
20-22 October Trump National Doral, United States
3-5 November Royal Greens Golf Course, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
LIV Golf League 2023 – Full Course:
Martin Kaymer (replaced by Laurie Canter due to injury in the first game of the season)
Charles Howell III
Who is the Sikh
Players not excluded from the 2022 LIV Golf season
- Oliver Bekker
- Ithipat Buranatanyarat
- Laurie Canter
- TK Chantananuwat (Amateur)
- Hennie Duplessis
- Oliver Fisher
- Justin Harding
- Yuki Inamori
- Sadom Kaewkanjana
- Pachara Khongwatmai
- Ryosuke Kinoshita
- Jiniciro Kozuma
- Shergo El Kurdila
- pablo larrazabal
- Bend Madappa
- Jediah Morgan
- Shaun Norris
- Andy Ogletree
- Wade Ormsby
- Adrian Otaegui
- Turkish little
- J.C. Ritchie
- Travis Smith
- Ian Snyman
- Hudson Swafford
- Hideto Tanihara
- Blake Windred
- Kevin Yuan
LIV Golf has not yet been picked up by a major broadcaster in the UK, but viewers can watch the broadcast for free via the newly launched LIV Golf Plus app and LIV Golf Plus website.
LIV signed a TV deal with The CW network compared to the British comedy channel Dave in the United States. The first round of action will be available on The CW App via smart TVs and mobile devices that require a login or subscription to watch. Rounds two and three will be available on The CW and on the app.
How much is the prize money?
Prize money for 2023 rose 63 percent to $405 million.
Each LIV Golf event will have a $25 million purse, with $20 million for the individual event and $5 million for the team event. The Team Championship will have $50 million up for grabs. In addition to the 14 LIV Golf events, there are 11 international series, each with a $5 million purse.
The individual winner of each event will take home $4 million, while the winning team will add $3 million – $750,000 per player. The last in the individual standings, 48th, will still take home $120,000.
The team that wins the Team Championship takes home $16 million, or $4 million per player.
Individual season-ending bonuses will be awarded to the top three players, the first taking home an extra $18 million, the second banks $8 million, and the third taking home $4 million from the $30 million bonus pool.
Individual events will see regular hit scores each week to determine the champion.
The team event will see the best two-hit game scores for each team from each of the first two rounds. For the third and final round, the top three scores will be considered and the lowest overall team score after 54 holes will be named the team winner.
Each team has a captain with a total of four players.
The Team Championship in Jeddah, the 14th event of the season, will feature a four-day, four-round match match per seed.
Each week the winner will collect 40 points, and only the top 24 players inside – half of the 48-man field – will receive points. The person who scores leading after 13 regular LIV Golf events will be crowned individual champion.
- 1. – 40 points
- 2. – 30 points
- 3. – 24 points
- 4. – 18 points
- 5. – 16 points
- 6. – 14 points
- 7. – 13 points
- 8. – 12 points
- 9. – 11 points
- 10. – 10 points
- 11. – 8 points
- 12th – 7 points
- 13. – 6 points
- 14. – 5 points
- 15. – 4 points
- 16th – 3 points
- 17. – 3 points
- 18th – 2 points
- 19. – 2 points
- 20. – 2 points
- 21 – 1 point
- 22 – 1 point
- 23. – 1 point
- 24th – 1 point
Teams will be awarded points for each event to determine the Team Championship standings.
- 1. – 32 points
- 2. – 24 points
- 3. – 16 points
- 4. – 12 points
- 5. – 8 points
- 6. – 4 points
- 7. – 2 points
- 8. – 1 point
- 9th – 12th – no points