West Palm Beach, Florida, United States: Singapore’s Sentosa Golf Club has been confirmed as the sole Asian venue on LIV Golf’s 2023 schedule.
Of the 14 events on the calendar for league play this year, eight are in the United States, two in Europe and one each in Asia, Australia, North America and the Middle East.
“To be officially announced as a LIV Golf venue is exciting for everyone associated with Sentosa Golf Club,” said Andrew Johnston, General Manager and Director of Agronomy at Sentosa Golf Club, a Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
Following on from the Australian event at The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide, the US$25 million Singapore event from April 28-30 will be the fifth leg on the 2023 schedule.
The three-day tournament will feature shotgun starts, individual and team competitions, live music and fan activities for all ages.
Johnston added: “We are proud to have the opportunity to welcome 48 of the world’s best players to battle it out across The Serapong, for what will be the biggest prize purse and event in the history of golf in Singapore.
“We cannot wait to host the event and showcase to millions of people why Sentosa Golf Club is renowned for being one of the world’s best golf clubs.”
Kwee Eng Thien, Sentosa Development Corporation Chief Executive Officer, said: “Together with Sentosa Golf Club, we are elated to host LIV Golf’s Singapore debut, and are confident that we can provide a top-of-class experience for golfers and fans alike.
“As tourism regains momentum and Sentosa continues to gear up and welcome world-class events, we remain committed to our sustainability goals and are proud that Sentosa Golf Club has received recognition for their steadfast efforts in sustainability.”
Five of the venues for this year hosted tournaments as part of the 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Series.
Centurion Club outside London, England (July 7-9), Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, New Jersey (August 11-13), Rich Harvest Farms outside Chicago, Illinois (September 22-24), Trump National Doral Golf Club in Miami, Florida (October 20-22) and Royal Greens Golf & Country Club near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (November 3-5) will welcome back many of the sport’s biggest stars in this year’s LIV Golf League.
In addition, fans in the US will see LIV Golf’s innovative league at Orange County National in Orlando, Florida (March 31-April 2) and at Trump National Golf Club, Washington DC (May 26-28).
These seven venues, alongside the seven previously announced dates and locations complete the 2023 LIV Golf League schedule: Mayakoba’s El Camaleón Golf Course on Mexico’s Riviera Maya (February 24-26), The Gallery Golf Club in Tucson, Arizona (March 17-19), The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide, Australia (April 21-23), The Serapong at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore (April 28-30), Cedar Ridge Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma (May 12-14), Real Club Valderrama in Andalucía, Spain (June 30-July 2) and The Greenbrier in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia (August 4-6).
“We received tremendous feedback globally from fans throughout our beta-test year, with one resounding theme: LIV Golf’s team format, innovations, and festival-like events are delivering a one-of-a-kind golf experience,” said LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norman.
“Last year helped lay the foundation for the future of golf at extraordinary courses that have hosted some of the world’s top competitions. LIV Golf’s schedule features fantastic venues and championship sites for our official league launch that will carry the sport into a new era,” he added.
Along with hosting LIV Golf tournaments, these courses collectively have hosted more than 200 professional, collegiate and amateur events, including such prestigious tournaments as the Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, Senior PGA Championship and US Women’s Open.
Three courses on the 2023 schedule (Real Club Valderrama, Sentosa Golf Club, Royal Greens Golf & Country Club) rank number one in their respective countries.
LIV Golf’s international field will feature many of the sport’s biggest names including Major winners Cameron Smith, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed, Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson, Louis Oosthuizen, Graeme McDowell, Martin Kaymer and Charl Schwartzel.
Final rosters for the LIV Golf League will be announced prior to the league launch, when 12 established team franchises will compete in the global 14-event schedule for US$405 million in prize purses.
Consistent with the 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Series, the LIV Golf League will showcase its innovative new golf format featuring simultaneous team and individual play, with each season culminating in a Team Championship finale. The LIV Golf League will not compete with the Majors or international team events.
LIV Golf is owned and operated by LIV Golf Investments, whose vision and mission are centred around making holistic and sustainable investments to enhance the global golf eco-system and unlock the sport’s untapped worldwide potential.