It appears that the LIV Golf train isn’t slowing down after just announcing an enlarged 14-tournament schedule for 2023, which contains a massive $405 million total prize payout. However, an expanded timetable necessitates the addition of more courses, and it is presently unknown which locations will host these extra activities. According to reports, Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore as well as Trump International Doonbeg in Ireland and Valderrama in Spain could be used as venues.
The R&A purportedly warned the Singapore golf club that they would be “shunned by the rest of the golf world” if it became a LIV course after it was revealed that Sentosa had been associated to the Saudi-backed series. It appears that’s not the case, though, based on a Sentosa statement. Sentosa made the following claim in a tweet: “The Club and our Chairman have conversations with The R&A on many levels and continue to maintain a very good working relationship. We have not been “threatened” by The R&A or, for that matter, Augusta National in any way”.
Sentosa Golf club was named as the world’s best golf club in 2019
A variety of amateur and professional competitions, including the SMBC Singapore Open, Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, and Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific, have been held at Sentosa Golf Club, which The R&A named the World’s Best Golf Club back in 2019. Additionally, The R&A launched a new office in Sentosa in 2016 with the following statement: “It’s to further its commitment to the growth and development of golf throughout Asia-Pacific.”
Seven of the LIV Golf competitions will reportedly take place in the United States the following year, with the remaining competitions taking place in other nations. The allegedly involved nations include Australia, Spain, Mexico, Singapore, England, Thailand, and Saudi Arabia.