LIV Golf’s Australian arrival is official with affirmation of a match to be held in Adelaide in April 2023.
The South Australian capital has gained the race to host LIV Golf’s Australian debut, edging out Sydney and Brisbane, which had been beforehand rumoured because the frontrunners.
Grange Golf Membership, whose east course is designed by LIV Golf chief Greg Norman, will host the occasion on April 21-23, two weeks after the US Masters. It’s a part of a four-year deal.
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The match shall be a part of the core 14-event schedule in subsequent yr’s LIV Golf league, bringing Australian famous person Cameron Smith and compatriot Marc Leishman again down beneath.
LIV Golf confirmed the worldwide contingent will characteristic main winners together with Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and Sergio Garcia – making it one of the best males’s discipline seen on these shores because the 2019 Presidents Cup.
The prize cash for the occasion shall be about A$38 million with the winner taking residence about A$6 million.
Norman mentioned Australia is deserving of “the world’s prime competitors”, and hopes his residence nation can play a giant function for LIV Golf as a part of a multi-year dedication.
“This is a chance to develop the sport with generations of Australians whereas connecting them with star gamers like Cameron Smith who’re constructing a brand new platform for golf across the globe,” Norman mentioned.
“There may be huge potential for Australia to play a much bigger function on this nice sport, and I couldn’t be extra excited to showcase Adelaide for our league’s debut yr.”
In the meantime, South Australia premier Peter Malinauskas mentioned it was an “thrilling coup” for the state.
“That is precisely what our financial system wants as we emerge from the pandemic, specifically our hospitality sector which has achieved it powerful over the previous couple of years. LIV Golf will carry a number of the world’s finest golf gamers to SA for an occasion the likes of which our nation has by no means seen earlier than,” he mentioned.
Grange Golf Membership is the place Norman claimed his first skilled victory, the West Lakes Traditional, in 1976.
The Adelaide sandbelt course has additionally hosted a number of PGA occasions, in addition to the Girls’s Australian Open in 2016 and 2019.
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