While there’s no PGA Tour Golf this weekend, the controversial new Golf series is celebrating its fourth tournament of the year.
An international golf course and country club in Bolton, Massachusetts will host the LIV Golf Invitational September 2-4. six players will debut in LIV Golfincluding 2022 British Open Champion Cameron Smith who recently switched to LIV, in addition to the 19th racket of the world Joaquin Niemann, Mark Leishmanand the best professional in India Anirban Lahiri who will join the field of 48 competitors.
As long as the event is on the smaller side, his money is huge. Each of the LIV events includes a $25 million purse with possible big payouts at the end of the season. The Saudi-backed series was successful in poaching many famous golfers from the PGA Tour with their huge payouts like Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau, but have also been just as controversial.
Let’s take you through Boston LIV Golf Invitational format:
Invitation format LIV Golf
Tournament taking place in Boston Friday to Sunday, September 2-4and every day starts at 13:15 ET with shotgun which includes only three rounds, with no cuts. This is different from PGA tournaments, which have four rounds of 18 holes with a cut-off after the second round.
Structure of LIV Golf for the first seven tournaments
LIV Golf has eight events of the first season. The first seven are considered “regular seasonand propose a total purse of $30 million for the top three faces ($18 million, $8 million, and $4 million).
There is 48 players are divided into 12 teams.. Each team has captain who chooses his squad. Captain and all members of teams of four take part in a three-day event.
Individual winner is a player with Fewest Stroke Games at 54 Holes. At the end of the regular season, a player with the most ranking points after seven competitions, an individual champion will be named.
Team Winner the one who has lowest overall team score after 54 holes. Each team counts the best two stroke play scores in the first two rounds, with the top three scores counting in the first round. third and final round.
The total purse is $25 million.; $20 million for individuals, from $4 million for the winner to $120,000 for the last place.
As for the eighth tournament, it will be a four-day, four-round tournament. for the team championship total prize pool of $50 million. In addition to all 12 teams being cut ($16 million for first place and $1 million for 12th), each player also receives a 25 percent discount team earnings.
2022 LIV Golf Invitational Boston Course
Why is the LIV Golf causing controversy?
In short, the money that finances LIV Golf the root of the problem.
Government Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia funding for a new series directed by Greg Normanas a way to improve your mundane image. However, the Saudi regime often criticized for its attitude to human rights over the years, including the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. More about it here.