Thursday, February 29, 2024

LIV Golf to begin 2024 season in Mexico again

The LIV Golf League will return to Mayakoba, Mexico, to tee off its 2024 regular season.

Running from Feb. 2-4, El Camaleon Golf Club will host one of 12 events of the 2024 global tour calendar.

The Mayakoba course is considered one of the best in Latin America and hosted the Mexican round of the LIV golf tour in 2023. (Fairmont Mayakoba)

Fronted by two-time major winner and former world number one Greg Norman, LIV Golf launched in 2022 with the slogan: “Golf, but louder.” It is bankrolled by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF) and rivals the PGA tour, the world’s leading organizer of pro golf tours

“LIV Golf is the truly global golf league that the sport and its fans deserve,” LIV Golf Commissioner Greg Norman said. “We’re thrilled to announce an exciting slate of events that reflects our commitment to bringing world-class players and premier competition to new and repeat markets every year.”

Apart from Mayakoba, the league will visit Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Spain (July 12-14) West Virginia and the United Kingdom, in addition to various events in the U.S..

Host sites for the March tournament in Saudi Arabia and the April 5-7 tournament in the U.S. are yet to be announced, as well as details of the season-ending championships for both individuals and teams.

Previously a stop on the PGA tour, Mayakoba defected to controversial rivals LIV in 2023. (Fairmont Mayakoba)

Last season, each regular LIV tournament had a purse of US $25 million – $4 million went to the winner of the individual event and $3 million shared among members of the winning team. 

Charles Howell III was crowned as the winner of the Mayakoba tournament, with 16 under par.

Mayakoba became the first Latin American stop on the rival PGA golf tour in 2007, though it was removed from the tour when it joined LIV last year.

For additional information, fans can sign up for free to LIV X and get exclusive updates and access to LIV Golf’s festival-style events, featuring team and individual competitions, live music, and activities for all ages.

With reports from LIV Golf, SI and ESPN

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