LIV Golf announces qualifying tournament to join 48-player league

LIV Golf has announced details of LIV Golf Promotions, a 72-hole tournament that will see the top three finishers earn a place in next year’s 48-player LIV Golf League.
The tournament will be staged from December 8-10 at Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates, with four rounds played over three days, including 36 holes on the final day where the top three finishers will be drafted into one of the LIV Golf teams for the 2024 season. There is a prize fund of $1.5 million for the event.
LIV Golf Promotions will consist of four rounds of 18-hole stroke play. Starting Friday, December 8, those who finish in the top 20 and ties from round one will advance to Saturday’s round two, where scores will reset, and the field will be joined by a category of players who automatically qualified for day two of competition. The top 20 players following round two will advance to the final day of competition, where scores will reset once more for a full-day, 36-hole shootout.
At Sunday’s conclusion, the top three finishers will receive highly coveted and lucrative spots in the LIV Golf League for 2024. The top three finishers will also earn prize money of $200,000, $150,000 and $100,000 respectively. Players finishing fourth to 10th will receive full exemption for all 2024 events on The International Series on the Asian Tour.
The cost of the tournament entrance fee has not been published, but has been described as ‘nominal’ to prevent time-wasters. Players knocked out in the first round will be paid $5,000, $10,000 after round two, and a minimum of $17,500 for those qualifying for the final round.

“In less than two years, through the launch of LIV Golf and our development of The International Series on the Asian Tour, more than 3,500 new opportunities have been created for players to compete and advance their careers at golf’s highest levels. This is bringing progress to the sport on a global scale, and the world is taking notice,” said Greg Norman, LIV Golf Commissioner and CEO. “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. 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.”

Leading players from all over the world will be eligible to participate, including those currently competing on the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour. A full breakdown of eligibility criteria, including qualifiers for round one and round two, is below. In addition to welcoming players from around the world, relegated players, and those without a team commitment for 2024 who finished 25th-44th on the 2023 LIV Golf League standings also have the opportunity to regain their playing rights for 2024.

The announcement of LIV Golf Promotions event comes just 24 hours after the PGA Tour and the LPGA Tour jointly announced a new combined team event that will take place on the exact same date in Florida – Dec 8-10 – which will involve 16 PGA Tour players and 16 LPGA Tour players.

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