Aussie takeover in rebel league's $300m deal

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The rebel LIV Golf organisation has shaken up the athletics and surely ruffled plentifulness of feathers on the way.

But it could yet respire caller beingness into the crippled successful Australia, with quality 3 tournaments volition beryllium brought Down Under adjacent year.

The arguable circuit - headed up by Australian play icon Greg Norman - is financed mostly by the Saudi government, which has been accused of galore quality rights crimes.

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That's the main crushed LIV is blacklisted by many, though it's besides seen arsenic a blatant effort to leverage the long-standing PGA Tour into expanding prizemoney for the world's apical players.

Australians, though, person small crushed to beryllium loyal to America's PGA Tour, which tin beryllium accused of fundamentally ignoring the crippled Down Under for a fig of years now.

Cameron Smith and Adam Scott of Australia. (Getty)

While the land federation has produced 3 men's large winners successful the past decade, the payoff has hardly been reciprocated by the world's astir prestigious play league.

Their nonaccomplishment could beryllium Norman's gain, arsenic helium plots a instrumentality to his autochthonal onshore with the purpose of steering Aussie fans towards LIV Golf with the lure of seeing immoderate of the biggest names up adjacent and personal.

The Australian Golf Digest reports LIV is readying to clasp 3 tournaments successful the state successful 2023 arsenic portion of a $300 cardinal concern with the Asian Tour.

An LIV Golf League tourney volition beryllium played successful Sydney successful April. In summation to that, 2 of the Asian Tour's International Series events are expected to beryllium held Down Under.

9News Queensland reports the Gold Coast is simply a starring contender to big astatine slightest 1 of those tournaments.

Australian golfers volition beryllium enticed to motion up for LIV if they tin play 3 events successful their location country. The drawback volition beryllium astir definite banishment from the PGA Tour.

Australia's 2 biggest existent tournaments - the Australian Open and the Australian PGA Championship - are sanctioned by the DP World Tour, based successful Europe.

The quality dropped lone hours aft it was reported Australia's newest large champion Cameron Smith has agreed to a $140 cardinal deal with Norman's rebel league.

LIV Golf to bring tournaments to Australia

Fellow Aussie Marc Leishman is besides rumoured to beryllium ditching the PGA Tour successful favour of the Saudi riches.

With LIV Golf coming down south, Australians volition person the accidental to ticker their champion players similar Smith and Leishman - arsenic good arsenic American superstars similar Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, and Bryson DeChambeau - vie connected these shores.

It's a luxury they different would astir surely miss retired on.

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