Having concluded its second season in Florida with resounding success, the LIV Golf organization has just unveiled an exciting addition to its calendar: the LIV Golf Promotions, a three-day event set to take place from December 8-10 at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, UAE.
This event will feature four rounds of golf, and a purse of US$1.5 million including a challenging 36-hole showdown on the final day, where the top three finishers will earn a coveted spot on one of the LIV Golf teams for the upcoming season.
The tournament will comprise four rounds of 18-hole stroke play. Kicking off on Friday, December 8, the top 20 finishers and those tying for the 20th position from round one will progress to round two on Saturday. In round two, scores will reset, and this group will be joined by a category of players who have automatically qualified for the second day of competition. The top 20 players after round two will then advance to the final day of competition, where scores will reset once again, leading to a 36-hole showdown throughout the entire day.
As the tournament concludes on Sunday, the top three finishers will be awarded highly sought-after and financially rewarding positions in the LIV Golf League for the year 2024. In addition the winner will get $200,000, 2nd gets $150,000, and 3rd $100,000. Meanwhile, players finishing between fourth and tenth place will be granted full exemption for all 2024 events on The 12 event International Series within the Asian Tour which each boast purses of US$2 million.
PGA Tour’s surprising support –
The PGA Tour, which had previously suspended players such as Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed, and several others for their involvement with LIV Golf, appears to have now taken a more lenient stance and will allow PGA Tour members to participate in the LIV Golf qualifier.
“Based on the information publicly available regarding the LIV Golf Promotion event, it is determined to be a qualifying event only and not a part of an unauthorized series. Therefore, the LIV Golf Promotion event is not categorized as an ‘Unauthorized Tournament,’” a tour spokesman said in a statement. “This classification is subject to change should the details of the event change.”
The PGA Tour’s recent decision coincides with its ongoing negotiations for a potential investment agreement with the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, which has been the primary source of funding for LIV Golf. In June, both parties set a December 31 deadline to reach a consensus, but there has been little information regarding the current status of these negotiations.
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