LIV Golf makes dramatic U-TURN before end of season

LIV Golf has changed its stance on where to host its season finale.

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Mon, 10 Jul 2023
LIV Golf makes dramatic U-TURN before end of season

LIV Golf has decided to change where to host its season finale by switching from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia back to Miami in the United States. 

The latest update, which was confirmed in a press release sent to GolfMagic on Monday afternoon, will see the season-ending 2023 LIV Golf League Team Championship take place at Trump National Doral Golf Club in Miami from October 20-22

Initially LIV Golf had planned for Jeddah to host the season finale, but now the Saudi-backed circuit has decided to go back as planned to Miami, which hosted the closing tournament in 2022. 

The news comes just a month after the PGA Tour and DP World Tour announced its shock merger with the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), which bankrolls the LIV Golf League. 

The iconic Blue Monster course at Doral will stage a seeded three-day tournament featuring both matchplay and strokeplay formats to decide the 2023 LIV Golf League team champions.

As it stands, Dustin Johnson's 4 Aces GC are out in front following their latest victory at Centurion Club. 

The 4 Aces of course ran out winners in 2022.

On reverting back to Doral for the season finale, LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman said: 

"We’re thrilled to return to the Blue Monster at Doral to celebrate a historic year and crown the 2023 LIV Golf League team champion. The team concept has come to life this year in exciting new ways as our players and fans embrace the launch of team golf. We’re building up for an action-packed weekend with headline entertainment that will put an exclamation point on another can’t-miss LIV Golf event."

LIV Golf Jeddah, previously scheduled for November 3-5, will take place October 13-15 at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club as the 13th and final tournament of the regular season. 

Remaining 2023 LIV Golf League Schedule

  • Greenbrier, August 4-6
  • Bedminster, August 11-13
  • Chicago, September 22-24
  • Jeddah, October 13-15
  • Miami, October 20-22

At the conclusion of the regular season, the player at the top of the individual standings is named the individual champion and the top three players receive bonuses.

As it stands, Talor Gooch is out in front, with London champion Cam Smith in second and five-time major champion Brooks Koepka in third. 

Final team standings following LIV Golf Jeddah will determine seeds 1-12 for the Team Championship, with the top four teams receiving first-round byes. Additional details on the Team Championship format and music entertainment will be released in the near future.


How are points accumulated in the 2023 LIV Golf League?

Points are awarded at each regular-season tournament to teams finishing in the top eight positions, with 32 points awarded to the winning team down to one point for the eighth-place finish.

Who is leading the standings? 

Through nine events, 4 Aces GC – featuring two-time major winner Dustin Johnson, 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed, Peter Uihlein and Pat Perez – sit atop the team standings with 168 points after seven top four finishes including team wins in Adelaide and London.

Torque GC, featuring Chilean stars Joaquin Niemann and Mito Pereira, Colombian Sebastian Muñoz, and Spanish rookie David Puig, are in second with 129 total points after team wins in Orlando, DC, and Andalucía. 

RangeGoats GC, led by two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson and current individual standings leader Talor Gooch, trail closely behind in third place with 127 points thanks to a string of five consecutive top-three finishes, including a victory in Singapore, followed by a fourth-place finish in London.

The all-South African Stinger GC featuring major champions Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace and Dean Burmester, currently sit in fourth place with 124 points.

How can you get tickets?

Fans can pre-register at to be the first to access early birdie tickets for LIV Golf Jeddah and the LIV Golf Team Championship in Miami, where single-day and three-day grounds passes will be all-inclusive of the fan activities on site. Single-day and three-day hospitality packages for the popular Club 54, Gallery Club and Birdie Shack experiences will also be available.

How can I watch?

LIV Golf League tournaments air from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday on The CW, The CW App and LIV Golf Plus, with Friday rounds carried on The CW App and LIV Golf Plus. In addition, LIV Golf tournaments are carried on YouTube and on more than a dozen international broadcast partners, delivering league broadcasts in over 180 territories to more than 380 million homes worldwide.

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