LIV Golf debuts radical new scoring system to speed things up

Scoring tents are a thing of the past for LIV players, thanks to a new on-course scoring process. 

Bryson DeChambeau
Bryson DeChambeau

LIV Golf debuted a revolutionary new scoring system in Chicago which saw the average time for a scorecard to be registered and verified dropping from 20 minutes to three. 

Due to the shotgun system implemented on the breakaway tour, every group finishes on a different green, which means in certain circumstances, players have to drive a fair distance back to the scoring tent in order to hand in their card.

Traditionally, only players who finished on the 18th hole could sign their card on the green, but thanks to the newly designed system, players are able to sign their scorecard on the green of any hole upon which they finish their round before handing it to a scoring support ambassador who will be in each group.

The system was first used in last week's LIV Chicago, where a home crowd cheered Ryder Cup snub Bryson DeChambeau onto his second LIV Golf victory of 2023. 

The big hitter overturned an eight-shot deficit on Sunday, shooting a remarkable 8-under 63 to beat Ripper GC's Marc Leishman and fellow Crushers GC teammate Anirban Lahiri by a single shot. 

The new scoring system has already proven popular with the players. 

Discussing the changes Cameron Tringale, said:

"With the format and the shotgun, you're finished. You're officially done sooner without the drive back to scoring. You can get to practice, get on with your night, treatment – whatever you need to do. I just think it solidifies everything sooner, which is good."

Mark Leishman
Mark Leishman

Leishman is another fan of the new system. He recounted a story about how, during LIV's stop at Bedminster in New Jersey, having finished on the first green, he then had to race back to the scoring tent before quickly making his way to the 18th green to watch Cameron Smith seal both the individual and team events.

Leishman said:

"It'll be a big deal on Sunday. If we could've done this with scorecards in Bedminster, it would've made things easier. It's a good thing.”

Thankfully, under the new system, Leishman is able to sign his card on the green, instantly give it to the scoring support ambassador, and then make his way to wherever he needs to be.


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