LIV Golf Stirs – The 2023 Floodgates Fly Open!
As anticipated, the year-old LIV Golf League has hit the road running for the new year.
The Saudi Arabian funded, Greg Norman managed multi-million dollar league, in one fell swoop announced three power-packed venues for its much-awaited 2023 tournament calendar.
The star-studded new venues are Mayakoba’s El Camaleón Golf Course (February 24-26), Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore (April 28-30), and Real Club Valderrama in Spain (June 30-July 2). These three world-class facilities join the previously announced The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide (April 21-23) as hosts for four of the 14 tournaments that will bring many of the sport’s biggest stars in the ground-breaking LIV Golf League to fans around the globe.
“LIV Golf is truly a global league dedicated to expanding the sport throughout the world, and these destinations for the league’s 2023 launch showcase our commitment to tournament play at the highest level,” said LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norman. “These venues have played host to signature moments in golf, and we’re excited to build new traditions for the sport while delivering a first-class fan experience at some of the world’s best courses.”
The Serapong at Sentosa Golf Club (Singapore), rated as The Best Championship Course in the Asia Pacific by ASIAN GOLF, is also regarded as one of the world’s best golf courses. Andrew Johnston, General Manager and Director of Agronomy at Sentosa Golf Club said: “To be officially announced as a LIV Golf venue is exciting for everyone associated with Sentosa Golf Club. We are proud to have the opportunity to welcome 48 of the world’s best players to battle it out across The Serapong, for what will be the biggest prize purse and event in the history of golf in Singapore. We cannot wait to host the event and showcase to millions of people why Sentosa Golf Club is renowned for being one of the world’s best golf clubs.”
Mayakoba’s El Camaleón, one of the most diverse golf courses in the world, will host LIV Golf’s first event in Latin America. For the last 16 years, the Norman-designed El Camaleón along the pristine Riviera Maya oceanfront has been home to the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba (formerly the Mayakoba Golf Classic).
Real Club Valderrama (Spain) consistently ranked as the No. 1 course in Europe since the late 1980s, Valderrama has played host to some of golf’s biggest events. Site of the thrilling 32nd Ryder Cup won by Europe in 1997, the course has also hosted two editions of the World Golf Championships (1999 and 2000), the long-running Volvo Masters (1988-2009), and in recent years, the Andalucía Masters, one of the most prestigious tournaments in Spain.
LIV Golf’s star-studded, international field will feature major winners including Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Henrik Stenson, Patrick Reed, Louis Oosthuizen and more. Final rosters for the LIV Golf League will be announced in 2023, when 12 established team franchises will compete in a global 14-event schedule for an unprecedented US$405 million in prize purses.
Consistent with the 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Series, LIV Golf League will showcase its innovative new golf format featuring simultaneous team and individual play, with each season culminating in a Team Championship finale. The full 2023 league schedule, to be released in the coming weeks, will tee off from February to September and will not compete with the Majors, international team events or heritage events.