LIV Golf is again for a second season in 2023 with the Saudi-backed enterprise seeking to achieve momentum with its gamers poised to play within the majors.
The Masters confirmed it would honour invites to these exempt and people inside the highest 50 gamers on the earth based on the OWGR.
That means we may even see extra drama as the very best from LIV tackle the very best on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour on the largest 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 staff title in Mexico.
Here’s every little thing it’s worthwhile to learn 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 government 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 akin to Amnesty International.
The new competitors guidelines and format carry a recent look to golf, with the staff facet rising as its distinctive promoting level.
There shall be 12 groups and 48 gamers in every area, with the event performed over 54 holes and three days – fairly than the standard 72 holes and 4 days. There is not any minimize, 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 totally different holes throughout the course and enjoying it in several 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 enjoying?
LIV Golf League 2023 – Full Field:
Martin Kaymer (changed by Laurie Canter for first occasion of the season resulting from 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 serious broadcaster within the UK, however viewers can watch the protection at no cost through the newly-launched LIV Golf Plus app and LIV Golf Plus web site.
LIV has signed a TV cope with The CW community – in comparison with UK comedy channel Dave – within the United States. The first spherical of motion shall be obtainable on The CW App by means of sensible TVs and cell gadgets, with login or subscription required to look at. The second and third rounds shall be obtainable 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 could have a handbag of $25 million – $20m for the person occasion and $5 million for the staff occasion. The Team Championship could 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 staff provides $3 million – $750,000 per participant. Last place, forty eighth, within the particular person standings will nonetheless take house $120,000.
The successful staff from the Team Championship takes house $16 million, or $4 million per participant.
Individual season end bonuses shall 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 resolve the champion every week.
The staff occasion will see the very best two stroke play scores from every of the primary two rounds depend for every staff. For the third and closing spherical, the very best three scores will depend, with the bottom general staff rating after 54 holes being named the staff winner.
Each staff has a captain with 4 gamers in whole.
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 choose up 40 factors and solely these inside the highest 24 gamers – half of the 48-man area – will earn factors. The main factors scorer after the 13 common LIV Golf occasions shall 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 shall 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