LIV Golf has confirmed its new LIV Golf League will run from February through to September in 2023 after execs revealed a number of key changes.
According to GOLF's Sean Zak, the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Tour gave a presentation on its league business model to members of the media at the LIV Golf Team Championship in Miami earlier today.
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LIV Golf execs gave media a presentation on its league business model.— Sean Zak (@Sean_Zak) October 29, 2022
- future transfer market of players
- '23 season runs Feb-Sept
- 12 teams owned 75% by LIV and 25% by "principal players"
- each team will have 'substitute' players meaning 60 total in the league
The big announcement was that its new $405 million LIV Golf League for 2023 will consist of 14 tournaments from February through to September.
The idea behind this was to start the season following the conclusion of the NFL season.
Super Bowl LVII is headed to Arizona in 2023, with two NFL teams facing off at State Farm Stadium in Glendale on Sunday February 12.
An exact schedule for the 2023 LIV Golf League was not officially announced today, but plans are for tournaments to take place in America, Australia, Asia, Middle East and Europe.
At the end of the season, there will once again be a big Team Championship just as we are seeing this week in Miami.
LIV Golf has also confirmed that its tournaments will not conflict with the four majors of the season or "heritage" PGA Tour events such as The Players Championship.
Despite recently being denied OWGR points, is still hoped by LIV Golf that their tournaments will receive points and that its players will be permitted to play in all four majors in 2023.
Two weeks ago, LIV Golf's President said he remained "optimistic" that OWGR points will be awarded for their tournaments soon.
The LIV Golf season will also finish before the start of the Ryder Cup in Rome, which starts in the last week of September 2023.
LIV Golf's plans for next season begin AFTER NFL season.— Sean Zak (@Sean_Zak) October 29, 2022
It doesn't want to play during major weeks, the weeks prior to majors, nor during "heritage" events on the PGA Tour. And finish before the Ryder Cup.
14 events in 30 weeks with 14 "no" weeks is virtually impossible.
LIV Golf execs also today provided an update on the future transfer market of players whereby teams will only be able to buy players during certain periods of the season.
Think of it a bit like the Premier League Transfer Window.
It is understood that teams will be able to trade players during certain periods of the season in order to strengthen their squads.
Each LIV Golf team will also be afforded one substitution each, meaning that there will be 60 players in total next season.
There will also be 12 established team captains for the LIV Golf League in 2023, but that had already been revealed earlier this season.
Those team captains have yet to be determined, but all will be revealed in early 2023.
LIV Golf execs also confirmed to the media that 12 teams will be owned 75% by LIV Golf and 25% by principal players.
GolfMagic understands that at least four players in the current World Top 50 will be making the move to LIV Golf ahead of the new 2023 season.
According to a LIV Golf insider close to GolfMagic, there is going to be some transfer activity happening at the end of this year and in early 2023 before the start of the new LIV Golf League.
Phil Mickelson has also told the media that "a lot of stuff is going to happen" on LIV Golf in 2023.