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LIV GOLF INVESTMENTS: Promises $54-million for Players who can shoot 18-under par.

LIV GOLF INVESTMENTS: Promises $54-million for Players who can shoot 18-under par.

Charl Schwartzel winner of the inaugural LIV Golf event
Charl Schwartzel winner of the inaugural LIV Golf event

According to Greg Norman, the number 54 is significant to LIV Golf. The LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman explained in a recent interview with sports journalist Harig, where he said that the LIV in LIV Golf represents the Roman numeral 54.

Norman explained that it references golfers playing 54 holes over three rounds in LIV Golf tournaments. He also said that 54 is the ideal round of golf, as a player would score a 54 if they birdied every hole on a par-72 course.

And that has never happened in a major golf tournament and likely never will, but the mere possibility gives golfers in LIV Golf something else to strive for.

The Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund finances LIV Golf, and it is widely assumed that the money being doled out by that fund is the biggest reason for PGA Tour stars such as Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed making the leap.

The first LIV Golf tournament concluded Saturday in England, with Charl Schwartzel winning by one stroke and taking home $4 million dollar.

If Schwartzel or any other golfer on the tour manages to turn in the greatest round in the history of golf, they can earn the biggest payday in the history of golf as well.

According to Bob Harig, Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund head Yasir Al-Rumayyan said Saturday that 54 is “a perfect score in golf,” and he will award $54 million dollars to anyone in LIV Golf who shoots a round of 54.

Either way, the odds of a golfer achieving that feat are astronomical since nobody has ever had a round better than 58 on a major golf tour.

Several other golfers have shot a 59 on the PGA Tour, including Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas and David Duval.

But Jim Furyk remains the only golfer to shoot a 58 on the PGA Tour, doing so at the 2016 Travelers Championship. Four others have done it, those rounds coming on the Japan Golf Tour, Challenge Tour and Web.com Tour, which is now known as the Korn Ferry Tour.

 

 

 

 

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