If the LIV Golf League is to truly take off and establish themselves in the ecosystem, they'll need to generate revenue through their teams.
It's clear LIV officials will be thinking of bored billionaires who want to perhaps own Dustin Johnson's 4 Aces, Sergio Garcia's Fireballs or Phil Mickelson's Hy Flyers.
This is all part of the 'franchise' model the likes of Greg Norman and Mickelson believes has unlimited potential.
Former chief operating officer Atul Khosla explained in detailed these plans for LIV last October, before he left the upstart.
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He told a group assembled media at LIV's $50m team championship at Trump National Doral it was hoped they would have 12 established teams.
Those plans appear to have changed as it's now believed LIV are thinking of upping that number to 15 teams and increasing their number of events.
These plans were outlined in a bombshell report that explained what will happen to players if they break their contracts.
Khosla previously said:
LIV have already ticked off one on that list with their TV deal with The CW, although court documents revealed those at the Saudi-backed league believed the network was 'secondary'.
However they are reportedly struggling with one milestone.
According to reporting by SI's Alex Miceli, LIV officials have been complaining to their teams they aren't doing enough to generate money.
The report outlines:
The aforementioned Johnson previously explained he parted ways with adidas Golf to free up room for sponsorships on their clothing, but they are yet to find a sponsor.
There were whispers that adidas Golf were thinking of buying a LIV team for $1bn but all has gone quiet on that front.
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