LIV Golf today announced their move into Australia with The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide, South Australia, set to host the country’s debut LIV Golf League event in April 2023.
Many of the games biggest stars are set to descend onto the fairways of The Grange, delivering golf’s exciting new global team competition to fans down under.
“Passion for sport is at the core of Australian culture, and LIV Golf is proud to bring its global league to a country deserving of the world’s top competition,” said LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norman. “This is an opportunity to grow the game with generations of Australians while connecting them with star players like Cameron Smith who are building a new platform for golf around the globe. There is massive potential for Australia to play a bigger role in this great sport, and I couldn’t be more excited to showcase Adelaide for our league’s debut year.”
Premier of South Australia, Peter Malinauskas, was delighted to make the joint announcement alongside Norman at the famed Adelaide Oval, saying “Securing the first Australian LIV Golf tournament is an exciting coup for South Australia. As Premier, I am determined to lure more major events to South Australia, which means more visitors, more economic activity and more jobs. This is exactly what our economy needs as we emerge from the pandemic, in particular our hospitality sector which has done it tough over the past couple of years. LIV Golf will bring some of the world’s best (golfers) to SA for an event the likes of which our country has never seen before.”
The Grange Golf Club is one of South Australia’s premier sporting venues, having previously hosted the 2019 and 2016 Women’s Australian Open to record crowds, and a score of other major professional and amateur events including the World Amateur Teams Championship and the Australian Amateur Championship. Norman claimed his first professional victory at The Grange in 1976 and has subsequently been involved in the design and redevelopment of the East Course.
Nicole Rantanen-Reynolds, recently elected as The Grange’s first female President, said the announcement “is recognition of our excellent facilities and our ability to hold world-class golf tournaments. We are looking forward to working with LIV Golf and the SA Government to deliver an outstanding event.”
Major winners including Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickleson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Patrick Reed and Louis Oosthuizen will feature in LIV Golf’s international field, alongside the reigning Open Champion, Smith and his fellow Australians, Marc Leishman and Matt Jones.
The event is scheduled to be played from April 21-23 as part of the 2023 LIV Golf League schedule.
Tickets can be purchased from the LIV Golf website.
If you are interested in visiting Adelaide for the LIV Golf event, holiday packages can be arranged through Golf Explorer.