Next month, the LIV Golf season finale team event will award $50 million in prize money. The championship event will include twelve four-man teams. Each team will be assigned a seed number, with the top four seeds earning a bye into the quarterfinals.
The format for the October championship was disclosed in a court filing as part of a continuous legal dispute between LIV Golf, some of its players, and the competing PGA Tour. According to ESPN, the case was filed in the Northern District of California, and the $50 million purse is reportedly the “richest” in golf history.
The document also included information on how team leaders will compete in a shootout to see who can make a shot closest to a specific marker. Trump National Doral Miami will serve as the venue for the team championship event from October 27 to 30. A prior LIV Golf event at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, drew condemnation from the relatives of 9/11 terrorist attack victims due to the event’s connections to Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia supports LIV Golf, and the company has come under fire for “sportswashing,” or trying to improve the nation’s reputation through athletic events. LIV also made headlines recently when the fledgling tour joined an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA tour.