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LIV Golf bares Miami tilt format

On Tuesday, the LIV Golf Series announced the format for its upcoming Team Championship scheduled for 28 to 30 October at Trump National Doral Golf Club in Miami, Florida.

The event will consist of both match play and stroke play and teams will play for a $50 million purse.

“This has been a transformative year for golf and we’re just getting warmed up. After only five LIV Golf events, the sport has entered a new era — one designed to be daring and different,” LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman said in a release. “The Invitational Series finale, played at the fan-favorite Blue Monster at Doral, is befitting our game-changing model that delivers an innovative, one-of-a-kind experience for players and fans. I’m looking forward to this monumental event that will harness the beloved traits of team golf and head-to-head rivalries in a historic setting.”

Teams earn a certain number of points at the end of each LIV event depending on their finishing position. The winning team goes home with 32 points, while places 9th-12th don’t earn any points. After LIV’s last regular-season event in Jeddah, standings will be set for the Team Championship.

Team Championship format

Friday, 28 October — Quarterfinals
Teams seeded one-four will receive a bye.

Teams seeded five-12 will compete in head-to-head match-play competitions.

Highest-ranked teams select their opponents.

All 32 players amongst the eight teams will compete in a shotgun start.

For each head-to-head team match-up, three matches will take place: Two singles matches and one alternate-shot (foursomes) match.

Matches will be played until a winner is determined. Each match winner receives one point.

Teams earning two points will advance to Saturday’s semifinals.

Saturday, 29 October — Semifinals
Teams seeded one-four will join the winning teams from Friday for another day of head-to-head team match play.

Highest-ranked teams select their opponents.

All 32 players amongst the eight teams will compete in a shotgun start.

Teams compete in the same format as Friday: Two singles matches and one alternate-shot (foursomes) match, with each match winner receiving one point.

The four teams earning two points will advance to the Team Championship.

Sunday, 30 October — Team Championship
The four winning teams will compete in a shotgun-start round of stroke play.

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