Adelaide has been selected to host the first LIV Golf tournament. International stars will also be attending the event. Cameron SmithIn April next year, tee up at The Grange GC.
The Adelaide course was chosen by Greg NormanA -led breakaway team will host the tournament, which will take place from April 21-23 in a 14-stop global schedule.
Norman stated in a statement that Australia has massive potential to play a part in the Saudi-backed league, which also features major winners. Dustin Johnson, Bryson deChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson Sergio Garcia.
The PGA Tour doesnt play top-tier tournaments here. Big names are only attracted by the Presidents Cup, which was last contested in Melbourne back in 2019.
Norman, LIV Golf CEO & Commissioner, said, Passion to sport is at core of Australian culture. LIV Golf is proud bring its global league to a country that is deserving of the best competitions in the world.
This is a great opportunity to grow the game with generations Australians and connect them with stars like Cameron Smith, who are creating a new platform for players around the world.
There is huge potential for Australia to play an even bigger role in this great sport and I couldn’t be more excited about showcasing Adelaide for our inaugural year.
The Grange has hosted major professional events such as the West Lakes Classic, in which Norman won his first professional win in 1976.
According to reports, the Victorian government rejected an approach from LIV and preferred to side with PGA in the golfing warground.
Smith is Open Championship winner and a fellow LIV rebel Marc LeishmanAlso, Adam ScottCameron Davis will be back home this month to play in a series of tournaments that begin with the Australian PGA, Brisbane.
The event is cosanctioned and permitted to be played by LIV defectors.