The overall purse for the LIV Golf Team is $50 million, with the four-man team that wins, earning $16 million to split among its members. Check out prize money breakdown.
LIV Golf : Purse | Prize money breakdown | Australia
Koepka had played his nine‑hole stretch in six under par, which served as a reminder that not every LIV golfer is bound for the knacker’s yard.
It is clear the contingent in southern Florida have grown tired of questions about the morality of them accepting Saudi riches, feuds between tours and broken relationships.
“I don’t have a problem,” said García when asked whether friendships had been broken beyond repair by LIV’s emergence. “You’re asking the wrong person. That’s all I’m going to say. I don’t have a problem with any one of them.”
This marks tournament eight of LIV’s controversial existence.
LIV golf Purse
Here’s what players won in the three-day Team Championship, where the winning foursome will share $16 million and the last-place teams split $1 million.
LIV Golf’s inaugural Team Championship began Friday at Trump National Doral in Miami, with $50 million up for grabs among a dozen teams.
Eight teams faced off on Friday, with four advancing to Saturday’s semifinals to play four teams who received first-round byes. Four teams will then play Sunday in the final round, with one foursome winning it all and splitting $16 million.
Prize money breakdown
The event’s purse is a whopping $50 million — more than any other LIV tournament this year by a wide margin. Twelve four-man teams will be competing for the grand prize: a check for a cool $16 million.
|1||$16,000,000 ($4,000,000 each)|
|2||$8,000,000 ($2,000,000 each)|
|3||$6,000,000 ($1,500,000 each)|
|4||$4,000,000 ($1,000,000 each)|
|5||$3,000,000 ($750,000 each)|
|6||$3,000,000 ($750,000 each)|
|7||$3,000,000 ($750,000 each)|
|8||$3,000,000 ($750,000 each)|
|9||$1,000,000 ($250,000 each)|
|10||$1,000,000 ($250,000 each)|
|11||$1,000,000 ($250,000 each)|
|12||$1,000,000 ($250,000 each)|
For comparison, Scottie Scheffler received $2.7 million for winning the green jacket at this year’s Masters Tournament, arguably the biggest honor in the sport.
Former President Donald Trump picked sides in the PGA Tour/LIV Golf divide long ago with two of his courses hosting LIV events this year, including this week’s team finale at Doral. On Thursday, he doubled down on his allegiance to the Saudi-backed circuit.
“It’s big time and it’s big-time money. It’s unlimited money. They love golf and the Saudis have done a fantastic job,” Trump said following his pro-am round. “It’s different, the enthusiasm.”
Trump’s history with the PGA Tour begins and ends at Doral, which was purchased by Trump in 2012 and hosted a Tour event from 1962 to 2016 on the Blue Course.
The Tour left the Trump-owned property in 2017 for a new venue in Mexico, which was seen as a slight toward Trump, who leaned into an anti-immigration agenda while campaigning for the White House.
The 2022 PGA Championship was moved from another Trump course in New Jersey following the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol Hill riots and The Open hasn’t been back to Turnberry, another property owned by Trump, since 2009, so it was no surprise he turned to LIV Golf.
The third LIV Golf event was played at Trump’s course in Bedminster, New Jersey, and according to various sources, the breakaway circuit plans to hold an event at a Trump-owned course near Washington D.C. next year, along with stops at Bedminster and Doral.
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