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LIV Golf releases 2024 schedule. Listed here are 5 massive takeaways and surprises

greg norman points in blue shirt from stage at LIV Golf team championships in Miami.

LIV Golf launched its 2024 schedule on Wednesday morning.

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Good issues come to those that wait. Solutions, evidently, come to those that don’t.

On Wednesday morning, Brooks Koepka’s weekend gripes had been rewarded by his employer, LIV Golf, who introduced the league’s 2024 schedule to the world. Koepka had taken to Instagram within the days previous the discharge to voice his frustration with the league’s radio silence in regards to the forthcoming schedule, twice commenting on posts on the official LIV Golf Instagram web page to foyer for the schedule’s launch.

The model of the ’24 LIV schedule launched on Wednesday represents an incomplete image of the longer term for the league — as we’ll cowl beneath — however lots of the top-line particulars are locked in. There’ll as soon as once more be 14 occasions, together with a staff and particular person championship, which is able to as soon as once more be competed at varied venues each in america and world wide, together with one occasion within the league’s house nation, Saudi Arabia.

Nonetheless, the winds of the third season for the upstart league have introduced their very own set of modifications, together with a handful of latest host cities, venues and updates. So, what do it’s good to know? Let’s have a look beneath.

LIV Golf 2024 schedule

2/2-4: LIV Mayakoba — El Cameleon Nation Membership
2/8-10: LIV Las Vegas — Las Vegas Nation Membership
3/1-3: LIV Saudi Arabia — TBD
3/8-10: LIV Hong Kong — Hong Kong Golf Membership
4/5-7: LIV “USA” — Location and course TBD
4/26-28: LIV Adelaide — The Grange Golf Membership
5/3-5: LIV Singapore — The Serapong Golf Membership
6/7-9: LIV Houston — The Golf Membership of Houston
6/21-23: LIV Nashville — The Grove Golf Membership
7/12-14: LIV Andalucia — Actual Membership Valderrama
7/25-28: LIV UK: Staffordshire — JCB Golf and Nation Membership
8/16-19: LIV Greenbrier — The Outdated White Course on the Greenbrier
Date, Course and Location TBD: LIV Golf Particular person Championships
Date, Course and Location TBD: LIV Golf Crew Championships.

5 massive LIV 2024 schedule takeaways

1. Brooks Koepka is rewarded

Koepka positioned himself among the many solely LIV inner critics ever (an admittedly low bar) when he dove into the Instagram feedback part over the weekend to twice bemoan the state of the league’s schedule. The calendar announcement arrived simply three days later, and would appear to alleviate Koepka of any main considerations heading ahead. Nonetheless, the drama factors to one of many drawbacks of becoming a member of the upstart tour: It’s exhausting to search out schedule consistency as a disruptor.

The rhythms of Tour life — visiting the identical cities, renting the homes, and many others. — are usually not practically as constant on LIV, which could not sound like a lot, however is actually a degree price noting for these used the touring custom of the PGA Tour.

2. Questions nonetheless loom

What’s happening the week earlier than the Masters, when LIV has an occasion at a still-unannounced course in a still-unannounced metropolis within the U.S.? That’s an enormous query the league will discover itself shortly below stress to reply, notably as many gamers across the league look to finalize their plans for Augusta.

Different questions on long-term schedule objectives — Is the plan to ascertain common locations or to cycle via a rotating listing of underserved U.S. golf cities? What’s the league’s hope for match hosts? — stay unanswered. The undercurrent of Koepka’s complaints present these questions aren’t simply being requested by the golf public.

3. Might this be the top of the Trump Golf partnership?

For the primary time within the league’s historical past, a schedule launch has been made with no tie to Trump Golf. Experiences circled late this yr that LIV was trying to distance itself from the previous President in an effort to keep away from politicizing its occasions, and the primary iteration of the schedule doesn’t embrace any of the everyday Trump match areas (Doral, Bedminster, D.C.) which have hosted LIV occasions up to now.

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In fact, there are nonetheless three unannounced, seemingly U.S.-based slots on the schedule, which might imply the league is just ready to announce its return to these programs. However it might additionally imply that the league has determined to maneuver on from these venues, a selection that may seemingly imply dropping out on tens of millions in web site charges for the previous President.

4. Host cities stay in flux

With three occasions nonetheless unnamed, there isn’t a introduced return to Chicago, New York, Portland, Boston, London or Bangkok — 5 of the anchor cities over LIV’s first two years of match play. Different venues, like Tulsa, Orlando and Tucson, are usually not included within the new schedule after less-than-stellar debuts.

In actual fact, solely 5 occasions — Mayakoba, Adelaide, Singapore, Andalucia and Greenbrier — are returning to their 2023 LIV houses.

Of their place, LIV will head to new cities like Staffordshire, England — which is London and Manchester — Las Vegas, Houston and Nashville for its occasions in 2024. These modifications symbolize the continuation of a theme for LIV: looking for out fascinating cities that stay uninhabited by the PGA Tour. Will they symbolize a big progress level? We’ll discover out.

5. Going again to Saudi, Saudi

We don’t know the place LIV will play, but it surely was no shock to see the league announce it’s heading again house to Saudi Arabia within the first week of March.

After a lot schedule jostling final yr — Saudi was speculated to host the staff championships, which had been later moved to Miami — it appears the league’s Saudi backers have made peace with an early-season bid on the schedule. This yr’s occasion timeline overlaps with the standard enjoying of the Saudi Worldwide, an effort that ought to appease the league’s efforts at a lighter journey load on its gamers in ’24.

The change can even keep away from seeing one of many key occasions of the LIV season broadcast by way of tape delay in america on the CW, a degree that’s seemingly of excessive significance to the league’s executives.

As for a way the league’s monetary backers really feel about their house match being relegated to the early season swing? Nicely, that’s a dialog for an additional day.

James Colgan

Golf.com Editor

James Colgan is a information and options editor at GOLF, writing tales for the web site and journal. He manages the Sizzling Mic, GOLF’s media vertical, and makes use of his on-camera expertise throughout the model’s platforms. Previous to becoming a member of GOLF, James graduated from Syracuse College, throughout which era he was a caddie scholarship recipient (and astute looper) on Lengthy Island, the place he’s from. He will be reached at james.colgan@golf.com.



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