The LIV Golf Invitational Series, which is led by Greg Norman and financed by Saudi Arabia and aims to compete with the PGA Tour, will debut in 2022 with an eight-event schedule, with plenty more to follow in the coming years.
LIV Golf released its 2023-2025 schedule on Monday afternoon, with 10 events scheduled for next year and 14 events scheduled for 2024 and 2025 throughout Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, and North America. Official dates and venues are yet to be revealed.
Norman, the CEO and commissioner of LIV Golf, stated in a statement, “We have a long-term goal and we’re here to stay.” “We’re going to expand the game, give players more possibilities, and give spectators a more enjoyable product.” We believe in infusing golf with new experiences and enthusiasm, which includes expanding our future schedule to include more international markets. We’re developing an engaging product that will boost golf participation and attract new fans throughout the world. We know it won’t happen quickly, but we’re looking forward to the potential LIV Golf will bring to the game as we expand.”
“Schedules will never compete with the Majors, international team events, or heritage tournaments,” according to the press release, “so players will always be able to make their own decisions about where to play.”
The new series, which began in March, will comprise 54-hole shotgun start tournaments with a total prize pool of $255 million. The Centurion Golf Club in London will host the first event in 2022 on June 9–11.
Last month, Golfweek was the first to disclose that Robert Garrigus was the first PGA Tour player to request a release to compete in the LIV Golf event in London, with other sources claiming that 15 of the world’s top 100 players, including Lee Westwood, had signed up.