LIV Golf Releasing 2023 Schedule, Season Finale in Saudi Arabia
Majed Al-Sorour, CEO of the Saudi Golf Federation and former managing director of LIV Golf, will no longer be in his role as managing director, as confirmed by Sports Illustrated. Al-Sorour will now be one of seven members of the LIV Golf board of directors. Greg Norman will take on an expanded role within the LIV Golf hierarchy, with player recruitment expected to ramp up in the coming weeks.
LIV Golf has released its 2023 schedule, which includes 14 tournaments and $405 million in prize money, $150 million more than the 8 events in 2022. The season will kick off Feb. 24 at the El Camaleon Golf Club in Mayakoba, Mexico, followed by other tournaments at Orange County National in Orlando, The Gallery in Arizona, Real Club Valderrama in Sotogrande, Spain, Centurion Club in London, Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois, The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide, Australia, Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore, Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida, Cedar Ridge Country Club in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and the season finale team championship at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The three events hosted by Donald Trump’s golf clubs in New Jersey, Virginia, and Miami will also return.
Amidst criticism from PGA Tour leadership, notably Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, Greg Norman’s role as CEO and commissioner of the LIV Golf League has been expanded, allowing him more autonomy in running the second-year circuit. Norman responded to Woods’ criticism by calling him a “mouthpiece” for the PGA Tour.
The new season of LIV Golf will begin late in February at the El Camaleon Golf Club in Mayakoba, Mexico. 11 of its 14 events will clash with PGA Tour events taking place on the same dates. The stars that bolted the PGA Tour for the big money offered by LIV, notably Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson and Sergio Garcia, will return to the LIV roster.
The season finale team championship will be hosted at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Orange County National in Orlando is hosting an event that was not on last year's calendar, taking place the week leading up to the Masters.
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