Golf Course Owned By Donald Trump to Host $50M Series Finale of Greg Norman Backed LIV Series: Report

Published 05/06/2022, 7:19 AM EDT
Donald Trump during a sporting event.

The final tournament of the Saudi golf tour, which is a Team Championship, will take place from the 28th to the 30th of October. Notably, it will be played at the Trump National golf club in Doral, Miami. Not long ago, the venue was hosting a World Golf Championship, before it was stripped of the accolade by the PGA Tour.

Throughout the eight events of the Saudi-backed tour, there is $250 million up for grabs. And one of Donald Trump’s golf clubs, namely Trump National Golf Club Bedminister, is the host of the third event of the series.

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Saudi Golf Tour’s final event to take place at Trump National golf club

The eight events series will cover a prize purse of $250-million, along with a final tournament from 28th-30th October; this will have a team format. As of now, sources state that six DP World Tour players have contacted the HQ at Wentworth to seek permission to sign up for the series. Currently, there is one American and six Europeans wanting to compete in the Saudi-backed tour.

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Saudi-backed golf tour is certainly at its best equipped with internal resources like monetary resources. More so in terms of an ambassador Greg Norman, who is a multiple-time major winner and a former World No. 1, as the face of LIV Golf.

Reports also state tell that the European tour has issued a plea to the players to stick to the status quo. Those shifting tours will jeopardize the future of the tour and will affect the heritage events. The PGA Tour and the DP World Tour (European tour) are not friendly with the Saudi-backed tour and view it as a rival tour. However, it seems the Saudi tour is not bothered by it and is a very powerful entity, in contrast.

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The future is uncertain right now. With great monetary rewards up for grabs and the possibility of being part of history, many players are requesting for a release from the PGA Tour to compete in the Saudi golf league. How do you think the PGA Tour will react to the same?

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Kunal Naidu

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Kunal Naidu is a Golf author at EssentiallySports. He is a competitive golfer who has played at the national level since 2009, and is currently pursuing to become a professional golfer. Kunal aspires to play in the PGA Tour some day and win Majors and other significant golfing championships along the way.

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