Ripper GC Captain Cameron Smith called this season’s LIV Golf Adelaide, “the best event I’ve ever played.” This week, the World Golf Awards recognized the success of that tournament in Australia, naming it the World’s Best Golf Event in 2023.
The honor was one of two awarded to LIV Golf, the other being the World’s Best Golf Innovation for its unique approach to competitive professional golf.
In addition, LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norman was named as Golf Course Designer of the Year, while The Serapong course at Singapore’s Sentosa Golf Club, site of this year’s LIV Golf Singapore, took the coveted title of World’s Best Golf Course.
The World Golf Awards honors excellence in golf events, destinations, tourism, and world-class courses. Award winners were honored this week at the 10th annual World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony in Abu Dhabi. Votes were cast by golf industry professionals, the media, and the public, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner.
LIV Golf’s highly anticipated Australian debut in Adelaide at The Grange Golf Club in April was a groundbreaking event in LIV’s young history. With more than 77,000 fans in attendance, with 37 countries represented by ticket purchasers, a hole-in-one by Chase Koepka that set off a wild celebration at the Watering Hole, and an incredible performance by Australian DJ sensation FISHER, it was an event that rocked the sports world and enthralled the local community.
“We took a risk when we pushed for this LIV Golf tournament, but we did so knowing it was an opportunity to put our great state on the world golfing map, and provide an impetus for thousands of golf fans around the world to come here and visit,” South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas said.
“Those who attended the Grange Golf Course in April know how special it was – and now we’ve had official confirmation that this is the best golf event on the planet.”