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LIV Golf Schedule: When is the next event on the controversial tour?

Golf's latest (and most controversial) tour, theLIV Golfseries, will be hosting its second event this week in Portland, Oregon.

Saudi-backed ventures have added more famous names to their roster.Bryson DeChambeau, Brooksco Epka and Patrick Reed are among the latest players to drop out of the PGA Tour. Something like PhilMickelsonandDustinJohnson

The PGA Tour and DP World Tour have stopped and fined things like Rory to fight the departure, respectively. Published by McIlroy and Justin Thomas publicly speaking in favor of two main golf tours, the field at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club is much stronger than the first LIV Golf event in the UK last month. Will be.

South Africa's Charles Schwartzel takes home the first winner's check for £ 3.85mafter winning the Centurion Club and another spectacular £ 20m in Oregon. A prize pot will be provided.

Here's everything you need to know about the latest golf tours.

What is LIV Golf?

The new Breakaway League report first appeared in 2019, with two open championsGreg Normanas the face of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series. That's why I increased my pace last year. Its CEO.

With the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund funding the series, there is a clear link to the Saudi government, where human rights records have been criticized by groups such as Amnesty International.

However, what has long been regarded as a threat to negotiations on the traditional PGA and DP World Tour has been shaped into a LIV golf series featuring new competition rules and the remarks of tournament organizers. rice field. An "exciting" new format.

What are the rules?

The LIV Golf Series event will take place in 3 days and 54 holes instead of the traditional 4-day event with 72 holes. There are no cuts, so the 48 players starting the week will play all three rounds.

Individual and team competitions will also be held within the same event. In each competition, as usual, the player with the lowest score on 54 holes wins.

However, the team competition consists of 12 teams of 4 players, and the team captain uses the "Snake Draft" to select the team prior to the opening event at the Centurion Club. The team also has its own name and logo. For

scores, the two highest individual scores count towards the overall total of the teams across the first two rounds, and the highest three scores are combined in the third and last rounds. .. The team with the lowest overall score at the end of the third round will be the winner.

How does the season work and where is the next event?

Portland is the second of seven "regular" events of the year, and the Team Championship will form the final event of the season at Doral in Miami in October. In the

Team Championship, all 12 teams will be seeded, a 4-day knockout tournament will be held using Match Place Core, and a championship match will be held on the final day.

Individual champions will be crowned using the points accumulated in the seven "Regular Season" events.

How much is the prize?

Each regular season event has a prize pool of $ 25 million. All players on the field will receive the cut and are guaranteed $ 4 million in first place and $ 120,000 in the end. Of the $ 25 million, $ 5 million will be distributed to the top three teams.

The top three players in the overall individual championship will receive a $ 30 million installment, the overall champion will receive $ 18 million, the runner-up will receive $ 8 million, and the third place will receive $ 4 million.

The end-of-season team championship will be awarded $ 50 million, the winning team will split $ 16 million, and the last team to finish will receive $ 1 million. Each player receives a 25% cut.

For comparison, the winner of the PGA Championship, one of the four majors in golf, will receive $ 3 million out of a total prize pool of $ 15 million.

Who is playing?

Initially, the biggest names were Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Louis Oosthuizen, Martin Kaymer, Sergio Garcia, Charl Schwartzel and Kevinna. Was included. However, since the first event, LIV Golf has added major championsBryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka and Patrick Reed to the ranks.

Complete player list for Portland events

Who is in the field?

Are you on TV?

LIV Golf has not yet been featured by major UK broadcasters.

However, the action will be livestreamed for free on LIV Golf's YouTube channel and Facebook page.