Royal Sydney knocks again 2023 occasion, schedule, venue, Australian Open

Certainly one of Australia’s high golf programs, Royal Sydney, reportedly rejected the chance to host a LIV Golf match in 2023.

LIV chief Greg Norman final month that he had a staff in Australia inspecting a number of venues that would host a match as a part of the Saudi-backed league’s expanded 2023 schedule.

Now the Sydney Morning Herald experiences that in that go to, Norman’s staff weren’t given entry to the celebrated membership.

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Royal Sydney would have been a lovely choice for LIV Golf given its proximity to the world well-known harbour, and state of affairs in Sydney’s elite japanese suburbs.

Nonetheless, sources instructed SMH that Royal Sydney representatives knowledgeable LIV Golf that the membership was not involved in enjoying host.

Royal Sydney has been absent from internet hosting a significant occasion for a while, with its final Australian Open being in 2016, when Jordan Spieth received in a three-way playoff in opposition to Cameron Smith and Ashley Corridor.

Earlier than then, it hosted the 2013 Australian Open, which Rory McIlroy received over Adam Scott.

The Australian Open has since rotated between The Australian and The Lakes in Sydney, whereas this yr’s comeback occasion will happen at Melbourne’s Kingston Heath and Victoria golf programs.

With LIV set so as to add one other main occasion to the Australian schedule, Royal Sydney was reportedly content material with staying out of the working.

Regardless of Sydney initially being the frontrunner to host a LIV match in April, Queensland now looms as a extra possible vacation spot, with Gold Coast’s Sanctuary Cove stated to be one of many favourites.


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Making Queensland an particularly enticing choice now for LIV is the signing of Brisbane native and world No.2, Cameron Smith, for a reported $A140 million.

LIV chief Norman instructed that he’s relishing the chance to faucet into the Australian market in 2023, when his circuit goes from an eight-event invitational collection to a 14-tournament league.

“It’s a market that I believe is being abused to a point, and unused on many fronts,” Norman stated final month.

“My purpose is to have the ability to convey what I can to the Australian marketplace for the Australian fan base who completely love LIV’s product. The Australian market would embrace us like no different.

“So we’re going to come back to Australia a while within the close to future — I can’t offer you any timelines — and we are going to give our product to the Australian individuals.”

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