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LIV Golf Announces Details for 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Series Team Championship

Trump National Doral

LIV Golf has announced details for the 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Series Team Championship, taking place October 28th-30th at Trump National Doral Golf Club in Miami (seen above). The iconic Blue Monster course will stage the seeded three-day, knock-out tournament featuring both match play and stroke play, delivering the excitement of head-to-head competition as 12 teams compete for a historic $50 million purse.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, September 29th at 9 am ET at LIVGolf.com, where grounds passes are just $49 and are all-inclusive of the fan activities on site, including daily live music. Three-day grounds passes are also available for $115 which will offer up-close access to all of the action, from each day’s shotgun start to live entertainment to Sunday’s trophy ceremony and post-round celebration. Single-day and three-day hospitality packages for the popular Club 54 and Gallery Club experiences are also available.

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“This has been a transformative year for golf and we’re just getting warmed up. After only five LIV Golf events, the sport has entered a new era – one designed to be daring and different,” said LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norman. “The Invitational Series finale, played at the fan-favorite Blue Monster at Doral, is befitting our game-changing model that delivers an innovative, one-of-a-kind experience for players and fans. I’m looking forward to this monumental event that will harness the beloved traits of team golf and head-to-head rivalries in a historic setting.”

Points

For the LIV Golf Invitational Series Team Standings, points are awarded to teams based on their finish at each tournament, with values ranging from 32 points (first place) to 0 (9th-12th). At the conclusion of this season’s seventh event, taking place October 14-16 at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in Jeddah, final team standings determine seeds 1-12 for the Team Championship event in Miami.

HOW IT WORKS

Friday, October 28 – Quarterfinals
Teams seeded 1-4 will receive a bye
Teams seeded 5-12 will compete in head-to-head match-play competitions
Highest-ranked teams select their opponents
All 32 players amongst those eight teams will compete simultaneously in a shotgun start

For each head-to-head team match-up, three matches will take place: two singles matches and one alternate-shot (foursomes) match. Matches will be played until a winner is determined; there will be no ties. Each match winner receives one point. Teams earning two points will advance to Saturday’s Semifinals.

Saturday, October 29 – Semifinals

Teams seeded 1-4 will join the winning four teams from Friday for another day of head-to-head team match play
Highest-ranked teams select their opponents
All 32 players amongst those eight teams will compete simultaneously in a shotgun start

Teams compete in the same format as Friday: two singles matches and one alternate-shot (foursomes) match, with each match winner receiving one point. Matches will be played until a winner is determined; there will be no ties. The four teams earning two points will advance to the Team Championship.

Sunday, October 30 – Team Championship

The four winning teams will compete in a shotgun-start round of stroke play

All 16 players will compete in twosomes, with Team Captains playing together

All four scores count towards the team’s score

At the end of Sunday’s round, the squad with the lowest team score is the LIV Golf Invitational Series Team Champion

After five events, 4 Aces GC – featuring two-time major winner Dustin Johnson, 2018 Master champion Patrick Reed, Talor Gooch and Pat Perez – sits atop the team standings with 136 points thanks to four straight team wins in Portland, Bedminster, Boston and Chicago. The all-South African Stinger GC, which won the season-opening London event, is in second place with 72 points thanks to consistent performances by 2010 Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen, Invitational London winner Charl Schwartzel and Invitational Portland winner Branden Grace.

Majesticks GC, featuring former world No. 1 Lee Westwood, European Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter, 2016 Open Champion Henrik Stenson and English pro Sam Horsfield lie third at 57 points. The Majesticks are currently just one point ahead of Crushers GC featuring 2020 U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, former world No. 3 Paul Casey, Indian star Anirban Lahiri and veteran Charles Howell III.

Variety

Fan festivities for the Team Championship begin on Friday, October 28 at 9 a.m. ET when gates open to welcome guests of all ages to the variety of unique activations on site. Parking is free, with parking lots opening at 8 a.m. all three days in advance of the tournament’s daily 12:15 p.m. shotgun start. Live music performances by headline artists will take place throughout the weekend, with acts to be announced soon.

At each LIV Golf Invitational Series tournament, free admission is granted for young people ages 15 and under. In addition, LIV Golf provides special offers for college and university students, teachers, medical professionals and first responders. Active-duty military and veteran service members are also granted complimentary grounds passes for themselves and a guest, as well as discounts for hospitality and experience packages. Special offers may be redeemed by emailing [email protected] with proper documentation included. Visit LIVGolf.com for details.

Complete, live coverage of LIV Golf tournaments is globally available direct to consumers on LIVGolf.com and YouTube. LIV Golf event broadcasts are also aired live on a global roster of leading premium and free-to-air broadcasters providing coverage in over 180 territories around the world. The list of global networks covering the LIV Golf Invitational Series is available on LIVGolf.com. LIV Golf event broadcasts are also aired live on a global roster of leading premium and free-to-air broadcasters providing coverage in over 180 territories around the world. The list of global networks covering the LIV Golf Invitational Series is available on LIVGolf.com.

In other news, Phil Mickelson, Ian Poulter, Talor Gooch and Hudson Swafford have dropped out of a lawsuit filed against the PGA Tour over its decision to suspend players who participated on the LIV Golf circuit. Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Pat Perez and Jason Kokrak had previously removed their names from the case, leaving the remaining plaintiffs LIV Golf, Bryson DeChambeau, Matt Jones and Peter Uihlein.

The trial is set for January 2024. LIV Golf spokesman Jonathan Grella said “Nothing has changed. The merits of the case – the PGA Tour’s anti-competitive conduct – still stand and will be fully tested in court. And we look forward to that.

“LIV stands with the players whom the PGA Tour has treated so poorly, but we also recognise that to be successful, we no longer need a wide array of players to be on the suit.

“We have our players’ backs and will press our case against the PGA Tour’s anti-competitive behaviour.”

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