By Matt Smith
As had been rumoured since the dust settled on the inaugural Team Championship in Miami, LIV Golf has confirmed a multi-year commitment to bring LIV Golf League events to Australia from next year as part of its 14-tournament schedule.
The Grange Golf Club in South Australia’s capital city will play host to the country’s debut event — LIV Golf Adelaide from April 21-23 — as the new team competition and its stars will bring the fun to fans Down Under.
“Passion for sport is at the core of Australian culture, and LIV Golf is proud to bring its global league to a country deserving of the world’s top competition,” said LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norman. “This is an opportunity to grow the game with generations of Australians while connecting them with star players like Cameron Smith who are building a new platform for golf around the globe. There is massive potential for Australia to play a bigger role in this great sport, and I couldn’t be more excited to showcase Adelaide for our league’s debut year.”
“Securing the first Australian LIV Golf tournament is an exciting coup for South Australia,” said Premier of South Australia Peter Malinauskas. “As Premier, I am determined to lure more major events to South Australia, which means more visitors, more economic activity and more jobs. This is exactly what our economy needs as we emerge from the pandemic, in particular our hospitality sector which has done it tough over the past couple of years. LIV Golf will bring some of the world’s best golf players to SA for an event the likes of which our country has never seen before.”
The Grange has hosted major professional events including the West Lakes Classic, where Norman claimed his first professional victory in 1976. “The Grange Golf Club is excited to host the world’s best golfers at our course,” said club President Nicolle Rantanen Reynolds. “It is recognition of our excellent facilities and our ability to host world-class golf tournaments. We are looking forward to working with LIV Golf and the SA Government to deliver an outstanding event.”
LIV Golf’s international field will feature major winners including Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Patrick Reed, Louis Oosthuizen and more.
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