Greg Norman’s LIV golf league has made a multi-year dedication to carry occasions to Australia after confirming the primary event will likely be performed in Adelaide in 2023.
The occasion was confirmed for April 21-23 to be performed at The Grange Golf Membership, the location of Norman’s first-ever skilled victory, with LIV’s star-studded line-up together with British Open champion Cameron Smith set to play.
“Ardour for sport is on the core of Australian tradition, and LIV Golf is proud to carry its international league to a rustic deserving of the world’s high competitors,” Norman mentioned.
“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.
“There’s huge potential for Australia to play an even bigger position on this nice sport, and I couldn’t be extra excited to showcase Adelaide for our league’s debut yr.”
The occasion, which will likely be a part of the $600 million, 14-event LIV season, will ship one of many strongest worldwide fields Australia has seen in a few years with starters together with main winners Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Patrick Reed and Louis Oosthuizen.
Premier of South Australia Peter Malinauskas mentioned securing the primary Australian LIV Golf event was “an thrilling coup for South Australia.”
“As Premier, I’m decided to lure extra main occasions to South Australia, which implies extra guests, extra financial exercise and extra jobs,” he mentioned.
“That is precisely what our financial system wants as we emerge from the pandemic, specifically our hospitality sector which has accomplished it robust over the previous couple of years. LIV Golf will carry a number of the world’s finest golfers to SA for an occasion the likes of which our nation has by no means seen earlier than.”
Last rosters for the LIV Golf League will likely be introduced subsequent yr, when 12 established staff franchises will compete in a world 14-event schedule for the unprecedented prize purses.