What is the LIV Golf tournament and what is the controversy all about?

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick June 20, 2022 11:31

The LIV Golf Tournament is an international professional golf event that was founded in 2021. It usually begins in early June of each year and ends in October. The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia sponsors this event.

Let’s learn about the LIV Golf Tournament, its special rules that are different from the PGA Tour, and the huge controversy happening because of the tournament. When you are ready to watch the next LIV Golf Tournament event, determine your bets on Casino 777. Remember to bet wisely and have fun, too!

What Does LIV Stand For?

LIV is the Roman numeral for 54, which is the total points that you can receive if you made a birdie on a par 72 golf course during a LIV Golf tournament. Rather than an acronym, the tournament acknowledges the perfection you can achieve with the number of points possible under those aforementioned conditions.

So What Is The Big Controversy?

The LIV Golf Tournament kicked off this year’s event at the Centurion Club in England on June 9, 2022. LIV Golf operates differently from the regular golf the PGA Tour practices, which is what has sparked controversy recently.  

Rather than traditional golf with the original rulings, LIV Golf institutes team captains on board three new players every week for a 72-hour tournament. The total points they generate from their strokes are added to a team total that is cumulative until the end of the LIV Golf Tournament in October.

 Because of these diverse parameters, the PGA forbids 17 of its best players, including Phil Mickelson, to not join the LIV Golf Tournament. Other golf stars have flocked to join the new tour because of its newfound popularity with the fans.

What Makes The LIV Golf Tournament Different From The PGA Tour?

The LIV Golf Tournament is hosting a shorter competition in contrast to the PGA Tour. While the PGA Tour hosts four rounds with a competition roster, LIV hosts three rounds whereas 48 golfers are all competing at once.

The LIV hosts one fewer round than PGA and their three rounds are much shorter because of the many golfers competing at once. The PGA prefers to have a more organised tournament where eliminations are more easily handled via the rosters. Competing in LIV allows all golfers to exhibit their skills in a new and exciting format.

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – JUNE 11: Charl Schwartzel of Stinger GC celebrates with his caddie Heath Holt on the 18th green following victory during day three of LIV Golf Invitational – London at The Centurion Club on June 11, 2022 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Chris Trotman/LIV Golf/Getty Images)

Current News In the LIV Golf Tournament

Jay Monahan suspended golf professionals Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson and other notable individuals from the PGA Tour because they recently joined the LIV Golf Tournament. Dustin Johnson ranks the highest in the LIV Golf Tournament thus far and got paid a hefty check of $150 million just for switching leagues.

The first seven events are independent whereas every golfer can earn a maximum of 54 points throughout each one. The 8th and final event will be a team event. No one is cut off from the competitions if they score the lowest points.

Final Thoughts

You can watch the next LIV Golf Tournament event by visiting the Pumpkin Ridge in Portland, Oregon from June 30 to July 2, 2022. If you cannot make it in person, you can watch live streams on social media venues such as Facebook, YouTube, and the official LIV Golf Tournament website. Log on to www.LIVGolf.com watch live events and read about current events in between tour stops.

Six more events will occur thereafter. Visit the official website for the LIV Golf Tournament schedule. The final event will be from October 27 to October 30, 2022, at the Trump National Golf Club Doral in Miami, Florida.

 

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick June 20, 2022 11:31
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