LIV Golf has announced details of the play format for the final event of the season, to be held October 28-30 on the famous (and challenging) Blue Monster course at Trump National Doral in Miami.
Tag team championship, schedule
As we have already seen, the tournament, unlike those of the regular season, will not have an individual ranking, only a team ranking.
Teams will be placed into a draw based on results achieved during the regular season (which is yet to conclude with the events in Bangkok and Jeddah). On Friday, the teams that will occupy the fifth to twelfth places will take the field for the quarter-finals.
The best placed teams in the standings will be able to choose the team to meet. The formula chosen for the matches is that of match play. Three games will be played in the usual shotgun start. Two singles and a quartet will be played, aiming to score two points (no draw) and advance to the semi-finals.
On Saturday, the four qualified teams will reach the top four in the general classification to form the draw for the semi-finals. Here too, the best ranked teams will be able to choose their opponent. The matches will be played according to the same formula as the quarters, two singles and a foursome.
The winning teams will advance to the final on Sunday, where the formula will change. Players will take to the pitch in pairs, with captains playing together, in the traditional stroke play format. All four team member scores will stand and the team with the lowest score will be crowned the team champion.
The total prize pool, as I was able to tell you, will be $50 million. LIV Golf is a professional golf tour funded by the Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund. The name “LIV” refers to the Roman numerals for 54, the score if every hole on a par-72 course was birdided, and the number of holes to be played in LIV events.