25 million dollars in tournament prizes… and an exceptional experience awaits the audience
The Leaf Golf Series is gearing up to debut in the Middle East from October 14 to 16, specifically in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; The “Live Golf Invitational Jeddah” tournament will be held, in which 48 elite golfers from around the world will participate to participate in the penultimate round of the first season of the World Series.
The Royal Greens Club and Stadium in King Abdullah Economic City will host the current British Open champion, Cameron Smith, along with 12 players from the holders of major championship titles, in addition to the names who have won previous championship titles in the Kingdom. like “Dustin Johnson” and “Harold Varner” and Graeme McDowell.
Royal Greens Stadium in Jeddah, where the competitions will be held (Asharq Al-Awsat)
The first of its kind tournament will be played in a system that mixes the team and individual aspects; The players are divided into 12 teams, each consisting of 4 players, with the score scored by each player calculated collectively to determine the winning team and individually to determine the best hit rate at the end of the tournament. The competitions will also be accompanied by music and entertainment events on the course to add to the lively atmosphere that is often absent in the sport of golf.
The total prize money for this global tournament is $25 million, and is the penultimate international leg of the first season of 8 tournaments. Previous competitions have been held in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, in addition to Thailand, which will see the appearance of the first Leaf golf tournaments in the Asian continent at Stonehill Course before heading to Saudi Arabia.
Duston Johnson will be among the attendees at the event (Asharq Al-Awsat)
Greg Norman, Commissioner and CEO of Leaf Golf, said: “We are delighted to reach our first stop in the Middle East, specifically to a country that has a growing interest in sports in general, and golf in particular , show Saudi Arabia has made a major commitment to the sport in recent years, and has played a major role in making Leaf Golf’s vision a reality. Now we look forward to the participation of a group of the biggest names in golf in this tournament in Jeddah, and the launch of this series for the first time in the Kingdom.”
The “Live Golf Invitational Jeddah” tournament is an ambitious step in the golf journey in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, after the Kingdom previously hosted the best golfers in the Saudi International Championship, presented by SoftBank Investment Advisors, the Saudi Aramco International Women’s Championship and the “Saudi Aramco” Women’s International Championship and a series of “Sports” championships. Aramco” for crews.
For his part, Majed Al-Soour, CEO of Leaf Golf, said: “Preparing to host the first event of the Leaf Golf Series in the Kingdom is an important moment, both on a personal level and on the level of the Kingdom as a whole. By hosting this world championship, we aim to promote the spread of golf in the Kingdom, as well as provide an unparalleled entertainment event that includes the best players in the world, who compete in a new and unique system in the world of golf. will compete. ” Al-Sorour added: “Our main goal in hosting and investing in the Leaf Golf Series, in addition to organizing the Saudi International Men’s and Women’s Championship and the Aramco Team Championship Series, is to inspire more Saudis to take up golf and participating in sports. on an international level. The impact of golf in the Kingdom has been significant with the continued growth in the number of men, women and children taking up the sport. The (Live Golf) tournament will offer a different aspect, and will give the fans and attendees a special and exceptional experience.”
Ticket prices for the “Live Golf Invitational Jeddah” tournament start from 95 Saudi Riyals, and the tournament offers a unique public experience for visitors of all ages. The ticket allows them to wander around the stadium and keep a close eye on their favorite players, in addition to the opportunity to participate in many interactive activities in the supporters’ village, which also includes a children’s area, which offers various entertainment and educational games and contains challenges. They can also enjoy delicious food and drink in a special family atmosphere.
The tournament offers a total prize pool of $25 million; The winning team will receive $3 million, while the player with the best individual score among all players will receive a $4 million prize.
And “Live Golf” is a series of championships developed in the sport of golf, launched in 2022 with the aim of developing the game and increasing opportunities for both players, fans and lovers around the world. This year, 8 tournaments will be held, from June to October, and hosted by various cities in Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East, where they will be held on June 9-11 at Centurion Stadium in London. ”, and “June 30 – July 2 at Pumpkin Ridge Stadium, Portland, July 29-31 at Trump National Stadium, New Jersey, September 2-4 at The National Stadium, Boston, and September 16-18 at Rich Harvest Farms Stadium in Chicago. “October 7-9 at Stonehill Stadium, Bangkok,” “October 14-16 at Royal Greens Stadium and Club in Jeddah,” and “October 27-30 at Trump National Doral Stadium in Miami.”
The system of playing in the tournaments attached to the series is unique, and adds the character of enthusiasm, and gives players and fans a unique and new experience in the world of golf, where it is held with the participation of 12 teams, consisting of 48 players of the elite players, competing continuously and simultaneously for 54 holes, without a stage. Each team has a captain, plus 3 additional players, so the 3 best results for each team are calculated towards the end of the tournament. At the conclusion of all tournaments, the player with the fewest shots under par will be determined to become the individual title holder.