Greg Norman
Greg Norman Greg Norman is spearheading the recently announced 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Schedule. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Greg Norman has announced a series of golf events, the LIV Golf International Series, with eight 54-hole tournaments, each with 48 players, including a team element, with $25 million prize for each of the first seven events and a series-ending $50 million team championship.

The events will have no cut and will have shotgun starts and will be hosted in America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

“In year one, there will be a maximum of 48 players on 12 four-man teams and a truly global field with golfers invited from all tours around the world to beta test the new format,” said a statement from the organisers.

“Each event will have teams comprised of different players determined by a draft during the week of the event.”

Unprecedented prize purse

Norman, Chief Executive of LIV Golf Investments, said: “Our events are truly additive to the world of golf. We have done our best to create a schedule that allows players to play elsewhere, while still participating in our events.

“I believe players will increasingly make progress in achieving their right to play where they want. We will help in any way possible and will provide golfers with opportunities to achieve their full potential,” continued Norman.

The statement added: “Total prize purse for the eight events will reach an unprecedented $255 million. The first seven regular season events will carry a total purse of $25 million comprised of $20 million in individual prizes (all players in the field earn a share) and $5 million for the top three teams.

“Following the first seven events, an individual champion will be crowned offering a total purse of $30 million for the top three individuals of the season. The season-ending eighth event will be a team championship that will provide $50 million in total prize funds.”

LIV Golf Invitational 2022 schedule

June 9-11: Centurion Golf Club — London

July 1-3: Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club — Portland

July 29-31: Trump National Golf Club Bedminster — New Jersey

September 2-4: The International — Boston

September 16-18: Rich Harvest Farms — Chicago

October 7-9: Stonehill Golf Club — Bangkok

October 14-16: Royal Greens Golf Club — Jeddah

October 28-30: Team Championship