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LIV Golf stands for 54 holes of golf that are played in LIV Golf events. The LIV is the roman numeral for the number 54, so LIV Golf stands for 54 Golf. The league is backed by the Saudi monarch which has drawn controversy for some.
LIV itself is very important to golf, as it has given a legit competitor to the PGA Tour who has essentially monopolized the sport. Although one could argue for the PGA’s ecosystem and structure, another could argue its financial payments to players.
LIV’s genesis has given the PGA Tour much to think about in terms of paying out golfers, which it has already started doing. The PGA has changed payouts and tournament structures in response to LIV. Let’s go through the league a bit more in-depth.
What is The LIV Golf Tour?
Although the league is backed by Saudi Arabia’s government, the head honcho is former player Greg Norman. Norman is the current CEO of LIV Golf, a famous investor in businesses outside of golf such as restaurants, wine, clothing and even real estate.
How the tour works is still a bit, uneasy, to say the least. Because LIV Golf is still very new the league has already made changes from its inaugural season to the next. Currently, there is a 14-event schedule where four golfers would be ‘relegated’ which is typical in soccer leagues.
There are no cuts in the events, and players are paid on an annual contract and not how they perform per event. At the end of the season, there is a Team Championship event. While LIV is trying to compete directly with the PGA Tour, its schedule is worked around not interfering with the PGA Tour or other international golfing events.
What Does LIV Stand For in LIV Golf?
As mentioned above, the LIV in LIV Golf is actually a roman numeral for the number 54. There are 54 holes of golf played per event.
Who Has Played in LIV Golf?
The list of LIV golfers has many familiar faces. Some of the most notable golfers in LIV Golf include Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Bubba Watson and Sergio Garcia.
There has yet to be a back-to-back winner in a LIV Golf event, as there were seven different winners for the seven events played. South Africans won the first two however, as both Charl Schwartzel and Branden Grace won the inaugural events.
Other event winners include Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Cameron Smith, Brooks Koepka and Eugenio Chacarra.