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Apr 28th, 2024

Rippers reign in Adelaide

Steele takes individual title

Record crowds, an electric atmosphere and a dramatic playoff finish welcomed LIV Golf back to Australia this weekend, as LIV Golf Adelaide made its highly anticipated return to The Grange Golf Club for the event’s 2024 edition.

More than 94,000 fans poured through the gates across the three-day event, with over 40% of ticket buyers from out of state and ticket purchasers from more than 30 different countries in attendance to witness Australia’s premier golf event. The tournament featured an action-packed Sunday that saw the all-Australian Ripper GC win the team competition in the League’s first-ever team playoff and Brendan Steele of HyFlyers GC claim the individual title.

This year’s crowd eclipsed the previous record set last year as event organizers released additional tickets in the lead up to the event after experiencing an overwhelming response when tickets were first issued on-sale. 

LIV Golf Commissioner and CEO Greg Norman said: “I am extremely proud. In our league’s short history, LIV Golf Adelaide has become a can’t-miss event on Australia’s calendar of major international sporting events and this week, we raised the bar once again.

“I want to thank the Australian fans and those who travelled afar to be in Adelaide. For decades, I was blessed to play in front of so many who supported Australian golf and now, by bringing LIV Golf to Australia, the country has clearly embraced our league and what it represents: team golf – a new and needed product that is delivering for the sport’s future. Thank you, Adelaide, Australia, and all those who played a part in this tremendous week. See you all next year.”

South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas said: “We are thrilled that our continued partnership has delivered another amazing event.

“But the thing that makes LIV Golf Adelaide truly elite is the people. Golf fans from across our state, our nation and indeed the world, watching the world’s best players.

“I want to send my thanks to the staff, volunteers and members of The Grange Golf Club who worked so hard to make this happen.

“We look forward to delivering an even bigger and better event at LIV Golf Adelaide in 2025.”

Fans flocked to witness LIV Golf’s star-studded field showcasing 14 major champions with a combined 27 major wins as well as an all-Australian concert line-up featuring Tones And I, FISHER and Flight Facilities.

When asked if this year’s tournament met his expectations for LIV Golf when he joined in 2022, Ripper GC captain, Cameron Smith, said: “This week has far exceeded my vision for what was ahead. I think I always knew internally that Australia would really embrace LIV with the culture, with the music, with the entertainment, everything that goes on around it. I always felt like this was the place where it was going to make it big, and how it's been the last couple of years has been just insane.

“Last year I said – and I’m biased – this is the best tournament I've ever played. I think this year it's done it again.”

Now, LIV Golf prepares to descend on the famed Serapong course at Sentosa Golf Club for LIV Golf Singapore, teeing off May 3-5.

Considered one of the most breathtaking arenas in all of sport, the Serapong course boasts fast, challenging greens, trademark contours and signature holes that will challenge the LIV Golf field as they make their second visit to the tropical paradise. For more information, including where to watch, visit LIVGolf.com.

LIV Golf is owned and operated by LIV Golf Investments whose vision and mission are centered around making holistic and sustainable investments to enhance the global golf ecosystem and unlock the sport’s untapped worldwide potential.

About LIV Golf
LIV Golf is a global sports league featuring 13 teams, a 14-tournament schedule, and many of the world’s best golfers. Founded in 2022, LIV Golf was designed to expand the game on an international level and finally unlock the sport’s true and untapped economic and societal potential. A landmark investment by LIV Golf also launched The International Series, a set of 10 enhanced events on the Asian Tour schedule which offer elevated prize funds, world-class destinations, and a pathway to the LIV Golf League for players from all over the globe. Hall of Fame golfer and renowned businessman, Greg Norman, is the league’s first and founding CEO and Commissioner. Only two years into operations and with tournaments across North and Latin Americas, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Europe, LIV Golf is proving that it’s possible to grow and improve the game for fans and golfers alike.

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