With multiple changes in format, we break down exactly how the three main tours are going to look in 2024 and part three sees us turn our attention to LIV Golf. Click the following links to see part one on the DP World Tour and part two on the PGA Tour.
Whilst the waters surrounding the framework agreement between the Saudi Public Investment Fund and the PGA and DP World Tours remain as murky as ever, the 2024 seasons on LIV, the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour are just around the corner and with more riches than ever up for grabs, who plays where and when has never been more important.
The PGA Tour and DP World Tour’s Strategic Alliance continues to see the benefits spread across both tours and the revamped formats on each should lead to more cross-participation of the leading players on both sides of the Atlantic.
Here is what we can expect to see on all three of the leading professional men’s circuits in 2024.
LIV’s recently released 2024 schedule, sees several new host venues will appear on the roster, one of which sees the tour roll into Las Vegas, coinciding with the Superbowl which is also being held in the Desert Oasis.
That will be the second event of the season, which will again kick off in Mexico at Mayakoba a week prior. It will then move to Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong on consecutive weeks in March, Australia and Singapore on consecutive weeks in late April, before returning for back-to-back events in the United States.
Events staged in Houston and Nashville will sandwich the US Open, before moving to Europe, first visiting Valderrama and then England’s JCB Golf Club either side of the Open Championship.
The penultimate regular season event sees a return to the Greenbrier where Bryson DeChambeau shot a final-round 58 enroute to victory in 2023, and though the exact locations and dates of the final series events are yet to be confirmed, it’s expected that the season-ending Team Championship will move from Doral to Dallas.
The most interesting LIV announcement regarding the 2024 season is that an Open qualifier is set to be held at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on 8-10 December with three LIV cards up for grabs and extensive eligibility criteria detailed determining who may compete in the single-round opening stage and the two-day, 54-hole final stage.
All members of the 2023 Walker and Palmer Cup teams can gain access to stage one, and one good week could see a player earn full playing rights for 2024 where over $1.5 million is guaranteed for any player who competes in all 13 individual events and 43 of the 48 full-time members made in excess of $2 million in 2023 alone.
The LIV Schedule
Feb 2-4 LIV Mayakoba
Feb 8-10 LIV Las Vegas
Mar 1-3 LIV Saudi Arabia
Mar 08-10 LIV Hong Kong
Apr 5-7 USA Venue TBA
Apr 26-28 LIV Adelaide
May 3-5 LIV Singapore
Jun 7-9 LIV Houston
Jun 21-23 LIV Nashville
Jul 12-14 LIV Andalucía
Jul 26-28 LIV Great Britain
Aug 16-18 LIV Greenbrier
TBA LIV Individual Championship
TBA LIV Team Championship
The above feature appeared in the 2023-8 edition of Irish Golfer. To view the full edition click below