The LIV Golf League will play tournaments in Australia, Mexico, Singapore and Spain as part of its 14-event schedule in 2023.
LIV Golf announced Wednesday that it will stage events at Mayakoba’s El Camaleon Golf Course (Feb. 24-26), Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore (April 28-30) and Real Club Valderrama in Spain (June 30-July 2). LIV Golf had previously announced it would play at The Grange Golf Club in Australia (April 21-23).
LIV Golf is also expected to return to The Centurion Club outside London, which was the site of its inaugural event in June.
“LIV Golf is truly a global league dedicated to expanding the sport throughout the world, and these destinations for the league’s 2023 launch showcase our commitment to tournament play at the highest level,” LIV Golf CEO and commissioner Greg Norman said in a statement. “These venues have played host to signature moments in golf, and we’re excited to build new traditions for the sport while delivering a first-class fan experience at some of the world’s best courses.”
Mayakoba has hosted a PGA Tour event since 2007; Russell Henley won the World Wide Technology Championship there on Nov. 6. Valderrama hosted the 1997 Ryder Cup and was the site of a DP World Tour event in recent years. The Grange Golf Club was the course where Norman won his first tournament as a pro in 1976.
The PGA Tour said its facility agreement with the owner of the Mayakoba property ended with the 2022 event. The tour and sponsor, World Wide Technology, are working to identify a new host site.
“It’s been our privilege to serve the Playa del Carmen and Cancun regions through the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba,” World Wide Technology said in a statement. “We will explore PGA Tour tournament sponsorship options in the future as we continue to support communities around the globe.”
LIV is expected to announce the rest of its 2023 schedule in the coming weeks.
According to various published reports, the circuit, which is being funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, will stage tournaments on three courses owned by former U.S. President Donald Trump: Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey, Trump National Golf Club Washington D.C. in Virginia and Trump National Doral in Miami, which was the site of the inaugural team championship in October.
LIV Golf also is planning to play events in Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma and West Virginia, according to sources.