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LIV Golf relegation tactic factors to 2024 season regardless of PGA Tour deal

LIV Golf relegation tactic factors to 2024 season regardless of PGA Tour deal


LIV Golf introduced a brand new relegation construction Monday, mirroring how the English Premier League and lots of different European soccer organizations facilitate its competitions.

However this announcement alerts that LIV Golf could proceed into 2024 and past.

An ESPN report on Jun. 9 indicated that PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan would have oversight of LIV Golf, which might relegate present LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman.

This report additionally indicated the potential for LIV Golf folding. If that had been to occur, former PGA Tour gamers who defected to LIV may face monetary punishments.

Every part nonetheless must be finalized, and no person is aware of when these concrete particulars will emerge.

But, LIV Golf will proceed in the interim.

This week, LIV golfers will play on the prestigious Valderrama Golf Membership in Spain, which beforehand hosted the 1997 Ryder Cup and the Andalucia Masters from 2010-2022.

Some have dubbed Valderrama, which sits simply miles from the Strait of Gibraltar, because the “Augusta Nationwide” of Europe.

Valderrama, Ryder Cup, Spain

VALDERRAMA, Spain — Individuals Jeff Maggert, Scott Hoch, and Europeans Nick Faldo (selecting up the ball), Lee Westwood arriving on the well-known seventeenth inexperienced through the foursome match on the final day of the 1997 Ryder Cup on the Valderrama Golf Membership.
Picture by DERRICK CEYRAC/AFP through Getty Photos

LIV Golf nonetheless has seven extra occasions slated for 2023.

Following Valderrama, the tour will go to London, the Greenbrier in West Virginia, Trump Bedminster in New Jersey, Chicago, Miami, after which Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

By the point LIV Golfers attain the tip of the season at Royal Greens Golf & Nation Membership in Jeddah, relegation shall be on the forefront of each participant’s minds.

Right here is the way it will work.

Three zones will now exist amongst these taking part in on the LIV Golf Tour.

The highest zone, the ‘Lock Zone,” will embrace the highest 24 gamers within the LIV Golf standings. These 24 golfers will safe their spot for the 2024 season. They may also stick with their respective groups.

Beneath that, gamers ranked between 25 and 44 will fall into the ‘Open Zone.’ This second tier will nonetheless play on the LIV Golf circuit however are prone to trades or launch from their respective groups.

Then, anybody who fails to qualify within the prime 44 will discover themselves within the ‘Drop Zone.’ Basically, gamers within the Drop Zone shall be relegated from LIV Golf. From there, they’ll robotically qualify for the LIV Golf promotional event for the possibility to play their means again into the league.

The English Premier League works equally.

The underside three groups from the Premier League drop into the English Championship League. Conversely, the highest three groups from the English Championship League are promoted to the Premier League.

Leicester Metropolis, Leeds United, and Southampton completed 18th, nineteenth, and twentieth this previous season, so these three groups had been relegated. In the meantime, Burnley, Sheffield United—the favourite crew of Matthew Fitzpatrick, and Luton City completed within the prime three of the championship league and thus had been promoted to the Premier League.

Lee Westwood, LIV Golf

TUCSON, Ariz. — Lee Westwood putts on the sixteenth inexperienced through the LIV Golf Invitational Tucson on March 17, 2023.
Picture by Christian Petersen/Getty Photos

As for LIV Golf, if the season completed as we speak, Bernd Wiesberger, Chase Koepka, James Piot, and Sihwan Kim would face relegation.

Curiously, LIV Golf captains can’t be relegated. So despite the fact that Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer fall into the ‘Drop Zone,’ their captaincy saves them from relegation.

Monday’s announcement comes through the week wherein LIV Golf will play its first occasion in continental Europe.

LIV Golf’s construction will look very European, not less than for now.

Jack Milko is a golf workers author for SB Nation’s Enjoying By way of. You possibly can comply with him on Twitter and Instagram @jack_milko for extra golf protection. Make sure to take a look at @_PlayingThrough too.



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