LIV Golf is all set to introduce exciting new changes to its original structure. After launching the LIV Golf League 2023 as a 14-event series, the series officials are introducing a new qualifying format and a relegation system to make things even more exciting.
League officials have recently revealed that the LIV Golf League 2024 season will have an extended format. The event will allow major champions from the past five years, including winners from the PGA Tour and DP World Tour, to receive exemptions.
The new qualifying tournament will be called the “LIV Golf Promotions Event,” and it will be a 72-hole stroke-play event, unlike LIV Golf’s standard 54-hole format. The tournament is expected to take place sometime after the LIV Golf League’s second season ends in Saudi Arabia in November. The qualifying tournament will allow more players into the league, and three spots from LIV’s 48-player roster for the 2024 season will be up for grabs at the promotional event.
Additionally, the winners of the Open Championship, U.S. Open, Masters, PGA Championship, 2023 Ryder Cup, and 2022 Presidents Cup members will also be allowed in the qualifier event. While the selected players will compete against each other for the spots available, the series will also introduce a relegation system to its existing roster.
Based on the LIV’s season-long points standings, the top 24 players will remain untouched. Meanwhile, golfers finishing between 25th and 44th in the final standings will be on the “transfer market” for teams to buy and sell. However, players finishing between 45th and 48th will be directly relegated out of the league. Nonetheless, players with multi-year contracts will remain on the field, and the next-lowest-ranked player will be out.