LIV GOLF ANNOUNCES MULTI-YEAR COMMITMENT TO BRING LEAGUE EVENTS TO AUSTRALIA
Written by LIV GOLF STAFF
ADELAIDE, Australia and WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – LIV Golf today announced a multi-year commitment to bring LIV Golf League events to Australia beginning in 2023 as part of its 14-tournament schedule. The Grange Golf Club in South Australia’s capital city will play host to the country’s debut LIV Golf event, LIV Golf Adelaide, April 21-23, as many of the biggest stars in the sport deliver golf’s exciting new global team competition to fans Down Under.
“Passion for sport is at the core of Australian culture, and LIV Golf is proud to bring its global league to a country deserving of the world’s top competition,” said LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norman. “This is an opportunity to grow the game with generations of Australians while connecting them with star players like Cameron Smith who are building a new platform for golf around the globe. There is massive potential for Australia to play a bigger role in this great sport, and I couldn’t be more excited to showcase Adelaide for our league’s debut year.”
“Securing the first Australian LIV Golf tournament is an exciting coup for South Australia,” said Premier of South Australia Peter Malinauskas. “As Premier, I am determined to lure more major events to South Australia, which means more visitors, more economic activity and more jobs. This is exactly what our economy needs as we emerge from the pandemic, in particular our hospitality sector which has done it tough over the past couple of years. LIV Golf will bring some of the world’s best golf players to SA for an event the likes of which our country has never seen before.”
Grounds passes for LIV Golf Adelaide are available at LIVGolf.com with special Early Birdie pricing of $35 AUD for single day passes and $80 AUD for three-day passes. Fans are encouraged to secure tickets now for LIV Golf’s festival-style tournament featuring live music and fan activities for all ages that will be on full display as reigning Open Champion Smith along with Australian stars Marc Leishman and Matt Jones tee off at the internationally acclaimed The Grange Golf Club.
One of South Australia’s premier sporting venues, The Grange has hosted major professional events including the West Lakes Classic, where Norman claimed his first professional victory in 1976. A host site for the South Australian Open and multiple PGA events, the Club has also welcomed marquee amateur tournaments including the Australian Amateur and Australian Interstate Team Series, as well as Australian Lady Amateur events. Most recently, the Club hosted the 2019 and 2016 Women’s Australian Open, boasting record crowds and receiving tremendous fan feedback.
“The Grange Golf Club is excited to host the world’s best golfers at our course,” said club President Nicolle Rantanen Reynolds. “It is recognition of our excellent facilities and our ability to host world-class golf tournaments. We are looking forward to working with LIV Golf and the SA Government to deliver an outstanding event.”
LIV Golf’s international field will feature major winners including Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia, 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 $405 million in prize purses.
Consistent with the 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Series, the 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 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.
LIV Golf is owned and operated by LIV Golf Investments, whose vision and mission are centered around making holistic and sustainable investments to enhance the global golf ecosystem and unlock the sport’s untapped worldwide potential.
About LIV Golf Investments
LIV Golf Investments is a newly formed company, with group companies in the USA and UK, and with Asian offices to follow. Its purpose is to holistically supercharge professional golf on a global scale to help unlock the sports’ untapped potential. Greg Norman is the first and founding CEO of LIV Golf Investments. PIF, one of the world’s largest wealth funds, with a diverse international investment portfolio, is the majority shareholder in LIV Golf Investments.
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