We don’t yet know who will compete in the LIV Golf Invitational Series, but we do know where the eight events will be held in 2022.
The rival start-up is now rumored to be in talks with media corporations about securing television and streaming rights. According to Front Office Sports, the circuit, which is led by Greg Norman, is trying to get $500 million in global television rights.
“Streaming platforms, especially Netflix, Amazon, and Apple, are genuinely worldwide.” Sean Bratches, a former ESPN executive and LIV Golf’s chief commercial officer, said, “That’s one avenue we may follow.”
Bratches further hinted that the group would hold a bidding procedure for each country, noting that “interest is widespread.”
The story is light on details, but LIV claims to have a “short list” of potential announcers, including three “interesting names.”
The PGA Tour decided to re-up with current media partners CBS, NBC, and ESPN for nine-year renewals totaling $7 billion in March 2020. The agreement extends from 2022 through 2030.
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