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LIV Golf to revive successful tournament for 2024

November 11, 2023

Mark Brake

LIV Golf has announced it is returning to Australia for a 2024 event.

Though an official schedule for the league has not been released, LIV CEO Greg Norman confirmed that the Saudi-backed circuit is planning to visit the Grange Golf Club in Adelaide next season. It is the first stop named as LIV moves towards its third campaign.

“The inaugural LIV Golf Adelaide showed the world how global audiences are embracing LIV Golf, which is breathing new life into the sport,” Norman said. “It was the highlight tournament of our league’s first official season and a historic demonstration of competition, entertainment and fanfare that golf fans deserve.”

This year’s event at Grange was noted for its crowd turnout, particularly around a stadium-like structure on a par 3 that went viral following a hole-in-one from Chase Koepka. Norman said the stadium venue will return and could possibly be expanded.

The news comes amid the ambiguity surrounding the business talks between LIV’s financial backer, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, and the PGA Tour. It is no secret that several companies are vying to provide financial backing to the tour, calling into question if the PIF deal will ultimately come to fruition. Moreover, should a partnership between the tour and PIF happen, there is no guarantee LIV will continue. The new entity formed by the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and PIF will, however, “undertake a full and objective empirical data-driven evaluation of LIV and its prospects and potential and will make a good faith assessment of the benefits of team golf in general, and PIF, the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour will work together in an effort to determine how best to integrate team golf into PGA Tour and DP World Tour events going forward.”

The framework between the tour and PIF calls for a new agreement to be completed by the end of the year, although both sides can agree to extend the deadline.