LIV Golf Tour Changes the landscape of the sport
Second day of the first edition supported by Saudi Arabia LIV Golf The event begins today amid the ongoing war of words between the PGA Tour and the controversial breakaway series. After months of speculation, the tournament opener kicked off at the Centurion Club in St Albans yesterday but was met with confirmation from the PGA Tour that Rebel players taking part in the event have been suspended with immediate effect.
The stunning news has further strengthened both sides in the battle that threatens to change the sport as we know it and has been welcomed by players such as Rory McIlroy, who remained attached to the PGA. It came like Ian Poulter, one of 17 golfers sanctioned by the PGA Tour, has declared his intention to appeal the suspension. “It doesn’t make sense,” Poulter said. “I didn’t quit because I didn’t feel like I did anything wrong. I played all over the world for 25 years. It’s no different…it’s a power struggle and it’s just disappointing.
Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia are among other big names competing in the inaugural event. On the course, the score was led by former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel after an opening run of 65. Follow all the action from the controversial tour’s inaugural event below:
LIV Golf: How will the season go?
The LIV Golf London event at the Centurion Club is the first of seven ‘regular season’ events to take place in its inaugural year, with the Season Ending Team Championship closing out the year as the final event of the season.
The Tag Team Championship will see the 12 seeded teams and a four-day knockout tournament will be contested using match-wise scoring to determine the winner, with a championship match taking place on the final day.
An individual champion will also be crowned using the points accumulated over the seven “regular season” events.
- LIV Golf London, Centurion Club – June 9-11
- LIV Golf Portland, Pumpkin Ridge – June 30 – July 2
- LIV Golf Bedminster, Trump National – July 29-31
- LIV Golf Boston, Greater Boston – September 2-4
- LIV Golf Chicago, Rich Harvest Farms – September 16-18
- LIV Golf Bangkok, Stonehill – October 7-9
- LIV Golf Jeddah, Royal Greens – October 14-16
- LIV Golf Miami, Trump Doral National – October 27-30
Jamie BraidwoodJune 10, 2022 11:20 a.m.
LIV Golf: When does it start and is it on TV?
The second round will begin with a gunshot at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 10.
LIV Golf has yet to be picked up by a major UK broadcaster.
However, the action will be streamed live for free on LIV Golf’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
Jamie BraidwoodJune 10, 2022 11:10 a.m.
What is LIV Golf?
Reports of a new breakaway league first emerged in 2019, but accelerated last year as two-time Open champion Greg Norman became the face of the LIV Golf Series, backed by l Saudi Arabia, as Managing Director.
With the Saudi Public Investment Fund funding the series, there is a clear link to the Saudi government, whose human rights record has been criticized by groups such as Amnesty International.
But what has long been seen as a trading threat to the traditional PGA and DP World Tours and nothing more has taken shape like the LIV Golf Series, which also features new rules of competition and what tournament organizers claim to be an “exciting” new format. .
What are the rules?
LIV Golf Series events will be held over three days and 54 holes, rather than the traditional four-day events with 72 holes. There will also be no cup, so the 48 players who start the week will play all three rounds.
There will also be individual and team competitions within the same event. The individual competition will be won by the player who shoots the lowest score over 54 holes, as usual.
The team competition, however, will consist of 12 four-man teams, with team captains selecting the teams using a “snake draft” before the opening event at the Centurion Club. Teams will also have their own unique names and logos.
In terms of scoring, the top two individual scores will count towards the team’s overall total in the first two rounds, with the top three scores being combined in the third and final round. The team with the lowest overall score at the end of the third round will be the winner.
Jamie BraidwoodJune 10, 2022 11:05 a.m.
Scott Vincent, Phachara Khongwatmai
Justin Harding, Branden Grace
Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Sam Horsfield, Laurie Canter
Others selected: Sergio Garcia (+1), Graeme McDowell (+4), Lee Westwood (+5), Ian Poulter (+5)
Jamie BraidwoodJune 10, 2022 11:00 a.m.
Ian Poulter pledges to fight PGA Tour suspension
It came like Ian Poulterone of 17 golfers sanctioned by the PGA Tour, has declared his intention to appeal the suspension.
“It doesn’t make sense,” Poulter said. “I didn’t quit because I didn’t feel like I did anything wrong. I played all over the world for 25 years. It’s no different…it’s a power struggle and it’s just disappointing.
Laurent OstlereJune 10, 2022 10:57 a.m.
PGA Tour Bans LIV Golf Rebels
What a day yesterday. First came the news that the PGA Tour had banned the rebels from LIV Golf:
The PGA Tour has contacted all members of the PGA Tour to inform them that all participants of the Saudi-backed tour LIV Golf Playoffs, both in Thursday’s opening competition and in the future, are immediately suspended.
The suspensions also apply to players on other PGA Tours, including the Champions, Canada, Latinoamerica and Korn Ferry Tours.
Laurent OstlereJune 10, 2022 10:53 a.m.
Welcome to Centurion Club Day 2 live coverage as LIV Golf continues.
Laurent OstlereJune 10, 2022 10:41 a.m.
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