LIV Golf 2023 predictions together with marquee signings and PGA Tour impasse

2022 proved to be a yr like no different on the planet of golf following the emergence of LIV, and there’s no doubt nonetheless lots extra to come back from the Saudi-backed sequence this yr.

After a whirlwind 2022, LIV Golf heads into the New 12 months on the again of its groundbreaking maiden marketing campaign. The Saudi-backed sequence little doubt rocked the boat {of professional} golf final yr, and extra of the identical is anticipated in 2023.

No one might have predicted the magnitude of the saga surrounding LIV and its ongoing battle with the PGA Tour. The 2 rivalling circuits have discovered themselves in impasse, and with no clear answer in sight it appears golf’s civil struggle is about to rumble on.

With their maiden season finished and dusted here’s a have a look at what might nicely unfold on the Saudi-backed circuit because it heads into 2023.

Greg Norman’s future

One man who has been instrumental in LIV’s rise is the ever-controversial Greg Norman. Because the circuit’s CEO, Norman has been on the forefront of all issues LIV in 2022, however regardless of this the fiery Australian might have already finished an excessive amount of.

A determine like Norman was undoubtedly wanted to get the contentious breakaway sequence off the bottom, however now issues are up and operating the previous world No. 1’s future is up within the air. The consensus hope round skilled golf is that the 2 rivalling excursions want to come back to some settlement to convey peace upon the sport, however many consider this isn’t doable with Norman on the helm.

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Specifically each Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods referred to as for the Aussie to step down from his position to ensure that golf to return to some type of normality, and with the Telegraph reporting that Saudi chiefs are questioning Norman’s future, his position as LIV’s poster boy might nicely come to an finish.

A truce with the PGA Tour

The query on everyone’s lips heading into the New 12 months is will the PGA Tour and LIV lastly put their variations apart and finish their ongoing feud?The poisonous battle between the 2 has polluted the game, however with the Saudi-backed circuit not going wherever it feels as if some type of truce will have to be agreed in 2023.

One big step in constructing bridges between golf’s traditionalists and revolutionists has been Augusta Nationwide confirming that any LIV participant who qualifies for the 2023 event can be eligible to compete, with no banning orders put in place – not like the PGA Tour.

The one key figuring out think about lastly reaching a decision although will little doubt have to come back after the 2 squabbling circuits have settled their authorized disputes filed in opposition to one another, which is anticipated to be heard in court docket within the early phases of this yr.

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Marquee signings

After luring in a few of golf’s greatest names for his or her maiden marketing campaign, LIV are anticipated to solely increase their rising roster in 2023. Norman has already set out his stall in claiming the Saudi-funded circuit will convey one other seven gamers – together with his eyes on the world’s high 20 – over to the sequence, with the likes of Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay linked with the transfer.

For now nearly all of the world’s finest have remained loyal with the PGA Tour, but when the 2 rivals do settle their ongoing variations all through 2023, count on a complete host of marquee gamers to signal on the dotted line with Norman and co.

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World rating recognition

One other facet that may also increase LIV’s taking part in membership is the acquisition of world rating factors. One of many large kinks within the breakaway circuit’s armour has been competing with none world rating factors on account of their lack of Official World Golf Rating (OWGR) standing.

It was not out of the desire of making an attempt, with LIV even co-sanctioning their occasions with the lesser-known – however OWGR recognised – MENA Tour to achieve world rating factors. This software nonetheless was denied by the rating system, however with strain persevering with to develop on OWGR it appears doubtless that the Saudi circuit will lastly acquire their standing in 2023.