LIV Golf unveils promotions event (AKA Q School) with a few new wrinkles


LIV Golf unveils promotions event (AKA Q School) with a few new wrinkles

LIV Golf’s most recent denial of Official World Golf Ranking points, included OWGR chairman Peter Dawson describing the league as a “closed shop.” That won’t be the case anymore.

On Thursday, the Saudi-backed tour unveiled details about its new promotions event. And golf fans can think of it as Q School—with a few major wrinkles.

LIV Golf Promotions establishes an integrated pathway for the best players and up-and-coming talent from all over the globe to join a league that is changing the game,” LIV Golf commissioner and CEO Greg Norman said in a statement. “Open competition and meritocracy have always been a part of the fabric of LIV Golf, and following the success of our first full, 14-event season, we’re excited to be able to launch LIV Golf Promotions and offer players from around the world the chance to qualify for 2024.”

So what are the wrinkles we mentioned? Well, for one, the league based on 54-hole events will be using a 72-hole format. However, much of the field will only play the final 54 holes, 36 of which will be contested on the final day.

Then there’s the matter of the prize money, which totals $1.5 million. The winner will receive $200,000, which is four times what last year’s Korn Ferry Tour Q School winner, Bo Hoag, received. Runner-up gets $150K and third place gets $100K. More importantly, those three players get drafted(!) onto a team for LIV’s lucrative events in 2024. In addition to prize

Members of the 2023 Walker and Palmer Cup Teams

Winner and runner-up of the following most recent amateur events:

U.S. Amateur Championship

The Amateur Championship

Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (October 29)

Latin America Amateur Championship

European Amateur Championship

NCAA Championship (Individual)

Eisenhower Trophy (Individual)

Leading 15 available players from within the top 40 WAGR rankings as of November 20, 2023 (excluding players exempt into round 2)

Leading 25 available players from within the top 40 on the final International Series 2023 Rankings, (excluding those exempt into round two)

Leading 3 available players from inside the top 5 from each of the following professional Tours as of November 20, 2023

Japan Golf Tour (Money Ranking inc. Majors)

KPGA Korean Tour (Genesis Point Ranking)

Sunshine Tour

PGA Tour of Australasia

Tournament winners from the Asian Tour in 2023 and Korn Ferry Tour in 2023

Leading 30 available players from within the top 300 in The Universal Golf Rankings (TUGR) as of November 20, 2023 (excluding those who are exempt into Round 2)

Event invitations as determined by LIV Golf League

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