Saudi-Backed LIV Golf Invitational Series 2022 Schedule: Dates, Venue and Prize Money

Published 05/05/2022, 7:22 AM EDT
January 8, 2022; Maui, Hawaii, USA; Jon Rahm hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions golf tournament at Kapalua Resort – The Plantation Course. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Series is about to start next month. It is probably among the most anticipated events of the 2022 season, and many professionals are planning to play on the new tour. With the rival tour being in the limelight for its recent updates, let’s check out the schedule and the prize money of the Saudi-backed golf league.

All you want to know about the 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Series

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The eight-event schedule has an accumulated prize money pool of $255 million. The maximum number of players playing in the rival league will be 48, with 12 teams of four professionals each. The first seven events of the Saudi-backed golf league will have a total prize money purse of $20 million each, with $5 million kept aside for the top three teams. 

After the first seven events, a sum of $30 million will be given to the top three players of the season. The individual champion will get an enormous sum. Moreover, the eighth event of the new league will have a total prize money purse of $50 million for the team championship event.

Jan 27, 2022; San Diego, California, USA; Phil Mickelson acknowledges the crowd after a putt on the fourth green during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course – South Course. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports/REUTERS

All the events of the new league will be 54-hole events with no cut. The events will also feature a short gun start to decrease the amount of time to accommodate the team format. As a result, this adds another catchy feature for professionals to join the league, along with huge paychecks.

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The Saudi-backed league will be played from June to October 2022. Moreover, the kick-off event will be played from June 9th to 11th at the Centurion Club, just outside London. Five of the events will take place in the United States. The second event will take place from July 1st to 3rd at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Portland. Another event will take place from July 29th to 31st at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.

The fourth event will occur at the International in Boston from September 2nd to 4th. The fifth event, the last event in America, will be played at Rich Harvest Farms in Chicago from September 16th to 18th. Stonehill Golf Club will host the sixth event from October 7th to 9th in Bangkok.

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October 14th to 17th will mark the second last event of the new tour, and the tournament will be played at the Royal Greens Golf Club in Saudi Arabia. The ultimate and the team championship event will take place from October 28th to 0th. However, the venue for the same is still unknown. Who do you think will play the full eight events?

What will happen if professionals join the rival tour?

The PGA Tour has always had a clear stand on professionals having an association with the SGL. Its commissioner Jay Monahan has assured any professional alleging with the rival tour will face a suspension from the PGA Tour. However, the short-time suspension can likely lead to a lifetime ban. It will be interesting to see how many professionals appear in the first event of the new league in June next month.

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What do you think about the prize money for the rival tour? Share your views in the comment section.

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Bazif Qadri

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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.

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