LIV Golf is again for a second season in 2023 with the Saudi-backed enterprise trying to achieve momentum with its gamers poised to play within the majors.
The Masters confirmed it is going to honour invites to these exempt and people inside the highest 50 gamers on the planet in accordance with the OWGR.
That means we may even see extra drama as the most effective from LIV tackle the most effective on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour on the most important stage, with Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed’s thrilling battle on the Dubai Desert Classic showcasing the theatre within the sport presently.
Charles Howell III was the shock winner of the primary occasion of the season in Mayakoba and helped lead the Crushers to the group title in Mexico.
Here’s all the pieces you should find out about LIV Golf for season two in 2023:
What is LIV Golf?
LIV Golf is the breakaway league fronted by two-time Open champion Greg Norman as chief govt and backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
The PIF has invested unprecedented sums of cash into the game, each for gamers to enroll and likewise purses for every occasion, attracting condemnation from human rights charities resembling Amnesty International.
The new competitors guidelines and format convey a recent look to golf, with the group side rising as its distinctive promoting level.
There will likely be 12 groups and 48 gamers in every subject, with the match performed over 54 holes and three days – reasonably than the standard 72 holes and 4 days. There isn’t any lower, not like the PGA Tour and DP World Tour, whereas LIV Golf additionally added the shotgun begin, which they are saying promotes quicker play with teams beginning at completely different holes throughout the course and taking part in it in numerous orders.
LIV Golf schedule 2023
24-26 February: El Camaleon Golf Course, Mayakoba, Mexico – Individual winner: Charles Howell. Team winner: Crushers GC
17-19 March: Gallery Golf Club, Tucson, United States
31 March – 2 April Orange County National, Orland, United States
21-23 April Grange Golf Club, Adelaide, Australia
28-30 April Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore
12-14 May Cedar Ridge Country Club, Tulsa, United States
26-28 May Trump National Golf Club, Washington DC, United States
30 June – 2 July Real Club Valderrama, Sotogrande, Andalucia, Spain
7-9 July Centurion Club, St Albans, UK
4-6 August Old White Golf Course, Greenbrier, United States
11-13 August Trump National Bedminster, United States
22-24 September Rich Harvest Farms, Chicago, United States
20-22 October Trump National Doral, United States
3-5 November Royal Greens Golf Course, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Who is taking part in?
LIV Golf League 2023 – Full Field:
Martin Kaymer (changed by Laurie Canter for first occasion of the season as a result of harm)
Charles Howell III
Harold Varner III
Players not retained from 2022 LIV Golf season
- Oliver Bekker
- Itthipat Buranatanyarat
- Laurie Canter
- TK Chantananuwat (Amateur)
- Hennie Duplessis
- Oliver Fisher
- Justin Harding
- Yuki Inamori
- Sadom Kaewkanjana
- Phachara Khongwatmai
- Ryosuke Kinoshita
- Jinichiro Kozuma
- Shergo Al Kurdila
- Pablo Larrazabal
- Viraj Madappa
- Jediah Morgan
- Shaun Norris
- Andy Ogletree
- Wade Ormsby
- Adrian Otaegui
- Turk Pettit
- JC Ritchie
- Travis Smyth
- Ian Snyman
- Hudson Swafford
- Hideto Tanihara
- Blake Windred
- Kevin Yuan
Is it on TV?
LIV Golf has but to be picked up by a significant broadcaster within the UK, however viewers can watch the protection totally free through the newly-launched LIV Golf Plus app and LIV Golf Plus web site.
LIV has signed a TV take care of The CW community – in comparison with UK comedy channel Dave – within the United States. The first spherical of motion will likely be out there on The CW App by way of good TVs and cell gadgets, with login or subscription required to observe. The second and third rounds will likely be out there on The CW, in addition to the app.
How a lot is the prize cash?
The prize cash for 2023 is up 63 p.c to $405 million.
Each LIV Golf occasion may have a handbag of $25 million – $20m for the person occasion and $5 million for the group occasion. The Team Championship may have $50 million up for grabs. In addition to the 14 LIV Golf occasions, there are 11 worldwide sequence, every boasting a $5 million purse.
The particular person winner of every occasion will take house $4 million, whereas the successful group provides $3 million – $750,000 per participant. Last place, forty eighth, within the particular person standings will nonetheless take house $120,000.
The successful group from the Team Championship takes house $16 million, or $4 million per participant.
Individual season end bonuses will likely be given to the highest three gamers, first takes house an additional $18 million, the runner-up banks $8 million and third takes house $4 million from the $30 million bonus pool.
The particular person occasions will see common strokeplay scoring to determine the champion every week.
The group occasion will see the most effective two stroke play scores from every of the primary two rounds rely for every group. For the third and ultimate spherical, the most effective three scores will rely, with the bottom general group rating after 54 holes being named the group winner.
Each group has a captain with 4 gamers in complete.
The Team Championship in Jeddah, the 14th occasion of the season, will see a seeded four-day, four-round, match play knock-out.
The winner every week will decide up 40 factors and solely these inside the highest 24 gamers – half of the 48-man subject – will earn factors. The main factors scorer after the 13 common LIV Golf occasions will likely be topped particular person champion.
- 1st – 40 factors
- 2nd – 30 factors
- third – 24 factors
- 4th – 18 factors
- fifth – 16 factors
- sixth – 14 factors
- seventh – 13 factors
- eighth – 12 factors
- ninth – 11 factors
- tenth – 10 factors
- eleventh – 8 factors
- twelfth – 7 factors
- thirteenth – 6 factors
- 14th – 5 factors
- fifteenth – 4 factors
- sixteenth – 3 factors
- seventeenth – 3 factors
- 18th – 2 factors
- nineteenth – 2 factors
- twentieth – 2 factors
- twenty first – 1 level
- twenty second – 1 level
- twenty third – 1 level
- twenty fourth – 1 level
To decide seeding for the Team Championship, groups will likely be awarded factors for every occasion.
- 1st – 32 factors
- 2nd – 24 factors
- third – 16 factors
- 4th – 12 factors
- fifth – 8 factors
- sixth – 4 factors
- seventh – 2 factors
- eighth – 1 level
- ninth – twelfth – no factors