Field Size, Counting Scores, Points and Prize Money Distribution Among Key Changes for 2024
LONDON, NEW YORK AND WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – On the heels of announcing final team rosters and Wild Cards for 2024, LIV Golf has released league format enhancements ahead of this week’s season-opening event at LIV Golf Mayakoba.
To build upon the sport’s most unique competition, the LIV Golf League has instituted enhancements effective for the 2024 season spanning across field size, counting scores, individual points distribution, season-long individual standings and qualification for the Team Championship.
"The competition updates for 2024 reflect a natural evolution of the LIV Golf League format and illustrate our commitment to further enhancing an exciting product for the players and the fans,” said LIV Golf SVP of Competition Management David Benne. “League leadership will continue to work with our world-class players and teams to strengthen LIV Golf competition as we move the sport into the future. We’re looking forward to the League’s season opener this week and a thrilling year ahead.”
LEAGUE FORMAT ENHANCEMENTS
FIELD SIZE – 54 players, including 13 teams (4 players each) and 2 Wild Card players.
COUNTING SCORES – Each team’s top three scores count for rounds 1 and 2. All four scores will now count for each team in the final round of each event.
INDIVIDUAL POINTS DISTRIBUTION – Points for players finishing with the same score will be added up and distributed evenly. Tiebreakers will only be in effect to determine podium positions.
SEASON-LONG INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS – Season long individual standings will retain the Lock Zone for positions 1-24, with updated cut-offs for the Open Zone (25-48) and Drop Zone (49 and below) to reflect the increased field size. Players finishing in the top 24 at the end of the regular season secure their 2025 spot in the League. Players finishing 25-48 who are out of contract will need to be re-signed by their team or picked up by another team. Players finishing 49 and below are relegated out of the League and qualify for the 2024 LIV Golf Promotions tournament.
INDIVIDUAL POINTS & PRIZE MONEY – Individual points will again be awarded to the top-24 finishers in each event. Prize money payouts have been adjusted to account for the six players added to the field. Click here to view tournament points and purse distribution for 2024.
TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD – The top 12 teams following the 13th regular season event will be seeded. The team that finishes in 13th place will not compete but will still attend.
LIV Golf competition begins tomorrow in Mexico, the kick-off to the league’s 14 tournament schedule in new and returning markets across the world. Fans are encouraged to sign up for free to LIV X to receive exclusive updates and access, including information on hospitality tickets and grounds passes for LIV Golf events which include live music and fan activities for all ages.
Throughout the season, LIV Golf League competition will air in the U.S. on Saturdays and Sundays on The CW, The CW App and LIV Golf Plus, with Friday rounds carried on The CW App and LIV Golf Plus. In addition, LIV Golf tournaments are carried globally on LIV Golf Plus, the LIV Golf YouTube channel and on more than a dozen international broadcast partners, delivering league broadcasts in over 180 territories to more than 380 million homes worldwide. For more information on how to watch the LIV Golf League, visit LIVGolf.com/where-to-watch.