REPORT: LIV Golf set to announce new details of its relegation system

According to a recent report, LIV Golf is set to announce changes to its relegation system later this week. 

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Tue, 30 May 2023
REPORT: LIV Golf set to announce new details of its relegation system

Later this week, LIV Golf will announce further details to its 2024 relegation system, according to a report by Sports Illustrated.  

It had previously been revealed that Greg Norman's rival circuit would introduce a relegation structure to its league, a model popularly used in professional football. 

It was said that four players in the 48-man league would be relegated at the end of the season, as long as they're not still under contract. 

And while the bottom four players will be relegated, the top 24 players on the points list will be safe.

Now, further details of this relegation structure are reportedly set to be revealed by LIV Golf later this week, according to Sports Illustrated. 

In addition to the top 24, team captains are also expected to be safe from relegation. 

There are currently 12 LIV Golf teams, however that means 14 additional players will automatically earn safety as the Majesticks GC are captained by three of its members: Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood, and Ian Poulter

The other team captains are: Dustin Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Kevin Na, Bubba Watson, Cameron Smith, Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, and Joaquin Niemann

A LIV Golf executive told Sports Illustrated: 

“So, in the same way that we've got jeopardy at the bottom end, where the bottom four get relegated, we wanted to make sure that there was the opportunity to control your own destiny at the top end."

They added:

“So, no matter how you got here, how you qualified or who you are, if you finished in the top 24 you're definitely coming back next year.”

LIV Golf is currently half-way through its 14-event second season. 

Harold Varner III is the league's most recent winner after he clinched his maiden LIV Golf title Sunday in Washington, D.C.

LIV is now taking a month off before it will return late June in Spain for the eighth event of the season. 

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