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LIV Golf finds broadcasting in the US for the 2023 season and beyond

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Live golf He found an American broadcast partner.

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Saudi backed PGA Tour A rival company announced Thursday that its events will be shown live on the CW network starting in the 2023 season.

“This is a momentous day for LIV Golf because this partnership is about more than just media rights,” LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norman said in a press release. “The CW will provide access for our fans and maximum exposure to our athletes and partners as their reach includes more than 120 million households across the United States.”

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Sarath Ratanavadi, left, CEO of Gulf Energy Development, walks with Greg Norman, Commissioner of LIV Golf, prior to the LIV Golf Invitational – Bangkok on October 6, 2022, in Pathum Thani, Thailand.
(Charles Laberge/LIV Golf via Getty Images)

“We are very proud to note how significant it is that a league that has only been around for a year has secured a full broadcast deal in its first full league season. The CW and its majority owner, Nexstar Media Group, recognize the tremendous interest in our league and its potential and with their support, more fans will experience the energy and the innovative competition that LIV Golf uses to revitalize the sport. The CW is a world-class media partner, and we are honored to join forces to further bring LIV Golf to life as they share their claim to professional sports.”

LIV Golf got off to a rocky start last season due to its links to the Saudi government and comments Phil Mickelson made about them. The Maverick Series has acquired so many of the PGA Tour’s top stars for ridiculous amounts of money that it looked as if it would continue to show up on the old tour.

Last season, LIV Golf events were seen mostly on YouTube and Facebook.

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Greg Norman, CEO and Commissioner of LIV Golf, waves during the LIV Golf Invitational - Miami on October 30, 2022, in Doral, Florida.

Greg Norman, CEO and Commissioner of LIV Golf, waves during the LIV Golf Invitational – Miami on October 30, 2022, in Doral, Florida.
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“Our new partnership between The CW and LIV Golf will bring a whole new audience and add to the growing worldwide excitement for the league. With The CW’s broadcasts and streams, more fans across the country and around the world can share in the energy of LIV Golf and watch its innovative competition that reimagined the sport for players, fans, and golf,” said Dennis Miller, president of The CW Network.

For The CW, our partnership with LIV Golf marks a significant milestone in our goal to re-engineer the network with high-quality, diverse programming for viewers, advertisers, and CW affiliates. This also marks the first time in The CW’s 17-year history that the network is the exclusive broadcast site for live sports. Prevailing “.

The first round of LIV Golf events will be broadcast live on the CW app and the final two rounds will be broadcast on The CW app and The CW. Arlo White will be the lead announcer, along with analysts David Feherty and Jerry Foltz. Dom Pollitt, Sue Ann Heng and Troy Mullins will be reporting on the course.

Dustin Johnson and his wife Paulina Gretzky celebrate during the LIV Golf Invitational - Miami's stroke play round on October 30, 2022, in Doral, Florida.
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Dustin Johnson and his wife Paulina Gretzky celebrate during the LIV Golf Invitational – Miami’s stroke play round on October 30, 2022, in Doral, Florida.
(Jonathan Ferry/Live Golf via Getty Images)

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LIV’s first event takes place at The Perfectionist Golf Course in Mexico. It will start from February 24 to 26.

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