Trump Doral to Host $50 Million LIV Golf Series Finale | Golf News and Tour Information
Trump National Doral will host the $50 million final for the upcoming LIV Golf Invitational Series.
Monday’s announcement, a move long rumored in the golfing world, brings professional golf back to Doral, an annual stop on the PGA Tour from 1962 to 2016. The tour had ended its 45-year relationship with the venue after that Cadillac declined to renew its sponsorship of the WGC event — a move widely seen as a response to controversial remarks made by Doral owner Donald Trump during his presidential run. The tour eventually moved the event to Mexico City.
The new Doral event is scheduled for the last week of October. The LIV Golf Team Championship will be a four-day, four-round knockout event with 12 teams. The team in first place will walk away with $16 million, followed by $10 million for second and $8 million for third, with each player on the team receiving a 25% cut in income.
“There couldn’t be a more perfect venue to host our biggest event of the year on a course with such a long history with professional golfers, and we’re thrilled to add another piece of history to this famous destination. “said Greg Norman, CEO. & Commissioner of LIV Golf, in a press release. “I look forward to October to see these teams compete for the biggest prize pool in tournament history. As we continue to select venues for our events in world-class cities, we knew that Miami was meant to be included in the rotation, and the Blue Monster is a fan favorite and a perfect place to end our inaugural season.
The announcement means that five of LIV Golf’s eight tournaments in its inaugural season will be held in the United States. Besides Doral, these venues are Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Portland, Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ, International outside of Boston, and Rich Harvest Farms outside of Chicago. The series officially kicks off at Centurion Club outside London the week before the US Open from June 9, with Stonehill Golf Club in Bangkok and Royal Greens Golf Club in Saudi Arabia rounding out the schedule.
The first seven events will be 54-hole competitions without cuts. There will also be shotgun starts to fit events into a shorter time window, as well as a team component, with 48 players split across 12 teams. The first seven events will each offer prize money of $25 million, $20 million for the individual prizes and an additional $5 million for the team competition.