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Prominent Names Expected to Join LIV Golf Invitational

  • Greg Norman’s LIV Golf Invitational Series is reportedly set to add several prominent names to its roster.
  • The names include Bubba Watson, Kevin Na, and an unnamed two-time major winner.

Greg Norman’s LIV Golf Invitational Series, a startup backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, is reportedly set to add several prominent names to its roster ahead of its June debut. 

The players expected to join the series include Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Kevin Na, and an unnamed two-time major winner, according to a report by The Telegraph. Final details regarding who will join the series are being confirmed, but a formal announcement is expected in the coming weeks, according to LIV Golf.

  • The LIV Golf Invitational will feature an eight-tournament schedule.
  • There will be a maximum of 48 players on 12 four-man teams. 
  • Players who join have been threatened with an immediate ban from the PGA Tour. 

The LIV Golf Invitational will debut on June 9 at the Centurion Club in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, with a $25 million purse up for grabs — the richest golf tournament ever held in Europe. 

The tour will then make four stops in the U.S. between July and September before heading to Thailand and Saudi Arabia in October. The tour will conclude with a team championship match-play event for $50 million at a location that has yet to be determined.

Broadening Reach

In February, LIV Golf Investments, which is also backed by the Public Investment Fund, increased its investment in the Asian Tour, bringing its total funding in the professional golf tour to $300 million. Last November, LIV made an initial investment of $200 million in the tour — one of the single largest investments in pro golf history.

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