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What is LIV Golf? Tour Schedule, Format, Field, Odds and More

The PGA Tour has not experienced much competition in its existence. However, thanks to the Phil Mickelson drama and lots of money to back it, LIV Golf quickly skyrocketed and pushed itself to the forefront of the golf news. This week is the very first LIV Golf Tournament, taking place in London from June 9-11.

So, what is LIV Golf? Below, we will go over the LIV Golf format, tour schedule, field for the first tournament, betting odds from BetOnline Sportsbook and more.

What is LIV Golf? Tour Schedule, Prizes and More

Led by former golf star Greg Norman, LIV Golf International Series is a new golf league that is looking to compete with the PGA. LIV has received criticism due to the Saudi financial backing of the start-up league. The name is LIV because it is the Roman numeral for 54, which is the number of holes in each tournament.

For its first year, LIV Golf will feature seven regular-season tournaments and one team championship.

What is LIV Golf? Tour Schedule, Format, Field, Odds and More
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LIV Golf Prize Money, Purse, Payout

In total, $255 million will be awarded across the eight tournaments. Each regular-season tournament will have a $25 million purse, with $20 million in individual payouts and $5 million to the top three teams. After the seven regular-season tournaments, the top three scoring golfers will share an additional $30 million ($18 million, $8 million and $4 million each). The final $50 million will be awarded at the Team Championship. 

It’s important to note that no golf will leave empty-handed, which is a big selling point. For the regular-season tournaments, $4 million is awarded to the winner and the last-place golfer still earns $120,000.

The LIV payouts are larger than that of the PGA.

LIV Golf Schedule | LIV Golf International Series

The event in London from June 9-11 will be the first of the seven regular-season tournaments.

LondonCenturion ClubJune 9-11
PortlandPumpkin Ridge Golf ClubJune 30-July 2
BedminsterTrump National Golf ClubJuly 29-31
BostonThe InternationalSept. 2-4
ChicagoRich Harvest FarmsSept. 16-18
BangkokStonehill Golf ClubOct. 7-9
JeddahRoyal Greens Golf ClubOct. 14-16
Miami*Trump National DoralOct. 27-30

*The season-ending Team Championship

LIV Golf Format

The LIV Golf events are all three-round, 54-hole contests. There are 48 players and no cuts. They also feature shotgun starts, meaning every golfer begins at the same time, but at a different hole.

Each tournament will be a three-round, 54-hole contest with 48 players and no cuts. The events feature shotgun starts (every player starts at the same time, but at a different hole) and a team element. Of course, there is also a team event, which has fans intrigued.

The individual scoring is judged by stroke play, like any other golf event you have seen. For the team events, there are 12 four-person groups that are determined by a draft during the week of each event. The best two stroke play scores over the first two rounds will count for each team, then the best three will count in the final round. The team with the lowest overall score after 54 holes will be named the team winner.

The Team Championship will be a four-day, four-round, match-play knock-out event in Miami from October 27-30.

Betting Odds to Win LIV Golf London | LIV London Field

The LIV Golf betting odds can be found on BetOnline Sportsbook. Sign up today to get a risk-free $50 mobile bet for LIV London!

LIV GolfOddsLondon
Dustin Johnson+500Talor Gooch+900
Louis Oosthuizen+1000Kevin Na+1200
Sergio Garcia+1400Bernd Wiesberger+1600
Matt Jones+2000Sam Horsfield+2000
Oliver Bekker+2500Laurie Canter+2500
Justin Harding+2500Charl Schwartzel+2800
Pablo Larrazabal+3300Ian Poulter+3300
Lee Westwood+3300Phil Mickelson+3300
Scott Vincent+3500Hennie Du Plessis+3500
Branden Grace+3500Adrian Otaegui+3500
Richard Bland+4000Hudson Swafford+4500
Martin Kaymer+5500Peter Uihlein+5500
Shaun Norris+6000Graeme McDowell+6000
JC Ritchie+6000Sadom Kaewkanjana+7000
Sihwan Kim+7000Wade Ormsby+7000
Phachara Khongwatmai+8500Hideto Tanihara+8500
Turk Pettit+9000Ian Snyman+11000
Ryosuke Kinoshita+11000Travis Smyth+13500
Jinichiro Kozuma+13500David Puig+15000
Jediah Morgan+16500Ratchanaon Chantananuwat+16500
Blake Windred+16500Andy Ogletree+17500
Chase Koepka+20000Itthipat Burantanyarat+22500
Oliver Fisher+25000Viraj Madappa+25000
James Piot+25000Kevin Yuan+25000

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