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LIV Golf added three more tournaments to its 2023 schedule on Wednesday, including one at The Greenbrier in West Virginia.
The Saudi-funded rival league now has announced seven locations for its 14-tournament schedule next year.
LIV has added a tournament at the Old White course at The Greenbrier, which held a PGA Tour event from 2010 to 2019. That PGA tournament moved from July to September in 2019. The PGA Tour announced in April 2020 that it had mutually agreed with The Greenbrier to cancel the 2020 event as well as all future ones in a contract that was scheduled to run through 2026.
The LIV tournament at The Greenbrier will be played Aug. 4-6. The Greenbrier tournament will be the same week as the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship, a Greensboro, North Carolina, tournament which will be the final regular-season event on the PGA Tour.
Phil Mickelson, a chief recruiter for LIV Golf, and fellow LIV golfer Bubba Watson have had property at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs. Both played in PGA tournaments at The Greenbrier.
The last two PGA Tour winners at The Greenbrier, Joaquin Niemann in 2019 and Kevin Na in 2018, are now part of LIV Golf.
LIV also said it would go to The Gallery at Dove Mountain in the high desert north of Tucson, Arizona, where the PGA Tour’s Accenture Match Play Championship was held in 2007 and 2008 before moving to a different course at Dove Mountain.
Henrik Stenson, now part of the LIV roster, won the inaugural year in 2007 and Tiger Woods won in 2008 before the tournament left for a Jack Nicklaus design.
Cedar Ridge in the suburbs of Tulsa, Oklahoma, will host a LIV Golf event on May 12-14, the same week the PGA Tour is about five hours away in the Dallas area for the AT&T Byron Nelson.
That will give Tulsa three tournaments in three years — the Senior PGA Championship in 2021 and the PGA Championship this year, both at Southern Hills. Cedar Ridge, highly regarded in the state, had the 1983 U.S. Women's Open won by Jan Stephenson, and an LPGA Tour event from 2004 to 2009.
LIV Golf previously announced tournaments at Mayakoba (Feb. 24-26), which for more than a decade was an increasingly popular PGA Tour stop for the fall; The Grange in Adelaide, Australia (April 21-23); Singapore (April 28-30); and Valderrama in Spain (June 30-July 2), long a European tour stop.
The PGA Tour has revamped its schedule to offer $20 million purses at “elevated events,” and LIV Golf has stayed away from those in choosing its dates. Mayakoba will be opposite the Honda Classic, while the Arizona event will be opposite the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida.
LIV Golf said its 48-man league (12 teams with four players) will be announced in 2023, when the total prize fund will be $405 million.
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Bubba Watson hits a shot on the first fairway during the final round of the Military Tribute PGA Tour Golf Tournament at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., in 2018. The Greenbrier is getting a LIV Golf tournament. Watson is part of the LIV league.