The schedule for the 2023 season of the LIV Golf Invitational Series (LIV), which is led by Saudi Arabian capital, was released on the 24th. LIV, celebrating its second year, has increased the number of competitions from 8 to 14. Accordingly, the total prize money increased from 255 million dollars (approximately 314.6 billion won) to 405 million dollars (approximately 499.7 billion won).
LIV, which opened in England in June of last year, will open its 2023 match in Playa del Carmen, Mexico on the 26th of next month (local time). Last year, the competition was held in four countries, including the United States. This year, it will be held in seven countries including the United States, Mexico, Spain, Australia and Singapore. The venue for the Team Championship, the final match of LIV to be held in November, has been changed to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Last year, it was held in Miami, Florida, USA. 메이저사이트
World famous courses are also included. Mexico’s El Camaleon GC, where the opening game will be held, is a course designed by Greg Norman (68, Australia), the “Great White Shark,” the head of LIV. Real Club Valderrama in Sotogrande, Spain, where the 8th tournament will be held, is where the 1997 Ryder Cup (a golf competition between the United States and Europe) was held. Three golf courses (7th Washington, 11th Bedminster, 13th Miami) owned by former US President Donald Trump (77) were also named as tournament venues.
This year, the LIV tournament will not be held during the four major tournaments, the Masters, PGA Championship, US Open, and The Open Championship. The American Professional Golf (PGA) tour bans LIV players from participating, but the four major tournaments allow them to participate.
Prize money for each tournament has not been officially announced, but it is expected to be similar to last year. Prize money of 25 million dollars (approximately 30.8 billion won) for each of the 1st to 13th competitions, 30 million dollars (approximately 37 billion won) for the top 3 in individual competitions from 1st to 13th, and 50 million dollars (approximately 61.6 billion won) for the final team championship It is known that it will take
Attention is focusing on whether there will be a player who will break the prize money record set by Dustin Johnson (39, USA), who earned $35,637,767 (about 43.9 billion won) by winning the individual and team championships last year.
On the 20th, LIV signed a multi-year broadcasting contract with CW Network, an American broadcasting company. Until now, competitions that had been relayed through its own website or YouTube can now be broadcast on TV. The problem that LIV players are not given world ranking points is also expected to be solved. It was recently decided that PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monaghan and DP World Tour (formerly European Tour) representative Keith Pelli, who are critical of LIV, will be excluded from the world ranking points screening. So far, representatives from the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, and the four major tournaments have gathered to judge the rankings.