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What does LIV Golf stand for?

THE PGA has long been the global standard for golf tournaments.

Now there is a new golf league to rival the Professional Golfers’ Association, and it is a subject of controversy.

Scenes from the 18th green on day one of the first LIV tournament

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Scenes from the 18th green on day one of the first LIV tournamentPhoto credit: Getty

What does LIV Golf stand for?

LIV Golf is not an acronym as most people might expect.

It is the Roman numeral for the number 54.

The number has symbolic meaning, CEO and ex-PGA professional golfer Greg Norman told Sports Illustrated.

“54 is the lowest score you could get if you shagged every hole on a par 72 course, so there’s an ambitious aspect to thinking.”

“It’s also the number of holes to be played in each event.”

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This number differs from PGA Tour tournaments, which have a total of 72 holes over four days.

The LIV tournaments last only three days and cover a total of 54 holes.

How did the PGA react to the LIV?

All of the players who chose to play at the inaugural LIV event in London have been suspended from participating in the PGA and many have lost their sponsors.

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan wrote in a letter to tour members that players “are suspended or otherwise ineligible to participate in PGA TOUR tournaments, including the Presidents Cup.”

This affects a total of 17 members, including the likes of Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Louis Oosthuizen, Kevin Na, Talor Gooch and Sergio Garcia.

The LIV has deep pockets as it is backed by Saudi Arabia’s wealth.

The PGA sees this as poaching as the LIV eventually has millions to give away to the PGA’s former top players in the form of incentives, cash prizes and guaranteed payouts.

The LIV golf tournaments are by invitation only

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The LIV golf tournaments are by invitation onlyPhoto credit: Getty

How can I watch the first tournament of LIV Golf?

The inaugural tournament of the LIV will take place in London from June 9th to 11th.

It’s called LIV Golf Invitational London and it’s not on TV.

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But if you want to watch it, you can stream it online.

It will be streamed on YouTube, Facebook and the LIV Golf website.

https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5535039/what-does-liv-golf-stand-for/ What does LIV Golf stand for?

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