How the New Saudi Golf Tour Will Forever Change Professional Golf As We Know It

What is the Saudi Golf Tour

Created in 2021, the LIV golf tour is a circuit of tournaments with renowned golfer Greg Norman at the head of the organization.

The mission of LIV Golf is to establish a worldwide golf tour, often referred to as a “Super Golf League.” Most of the financial backing comes from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, hence the name “the Saudi Tour.”

The first event of the Saudi Golf Tour will take place at the Centurion Club in London one week before the U.S. Open. Each event is a three-round, 54-hole competition with no cuts involved.

The Saudi Golf Tour will hold four out of eight events in the United States. Sites include Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., and Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Portland.

The Saudi Tour could permanently change the world of professional golf by intermixing morals and ethics into golf and breaking apart the organizing tournament bodies.

If only older, more mature players decide to join the Saudi Tour (like Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau), the PGA Tour would likely be fine and not suffer too significant an impact.

However, if many younger players with lots of fans switch over to the Saudi Golf Tour, that could drastically alter the landscape of professional golf. Various governing bodies would fight over players, and professional golf would become more finance-oriented.

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