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LIV Golf Promotions

LIV Golf is about to stage its first ever qualifying school. 

The Saudi-backed league will make its first big step towards becoming a merit-based circuit with the inaugural LIV Golf Promotions event at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club from December 8-10.

Over 70 players will tee it up in a unique 72-hole strokeplay tournament with three spots up for grabs on LIV’s roster for 2024.

Notable names in the field include former PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner and and Jeff Overton.

Victor Dubuisson had entered, but later withdrew and subsequently announced his shock retirement.

Chase Koepka, the brother of five-time major champion Brooks, has also withdrawn after being relegated from the league while playing on the Smash GC team last year.

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Laurie Canter, who was a reserve on the Majesticks GC team co-captained by Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Henrik Stenson in 2023, will bid to secure his full status as a LIV player.

A handful of players, including Dufner and Canter, are exempt from “Round One”, where the top 20 and ties from Friday’s first round advance into the second stage.

The players with exemptions then enter in round two, where the same number of players qualify for a 36-hole shootout on Sunday, with three lucrative LIV spots on the line.

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“LIV Golf Promotions creates an open pathway for players to compete in the LIV Golf League, and the interest shown in the event’s inaugural year reinforces the significance of these new opportunities for the sport,” said CEO Greg Norman.

“There is exceptional talent from all corners of the globe and LIV Golf is establishing a platform for these current and rising stars of the game to build their careers in new, exciting ways. LIV Golf’s future is bright, and our anticipation grows to see which competitors will be part of this game-changing league in 2024.”

Here’s everything you need to know about the inaugural LIV Golf Promotions event…

LIV Golf Promotions details

Course: Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Course stats: 7,600 yards, par-72

Purse: $1,500,000

Winner’s share: $300,000

LIV Golf Promotions betting tips

Here’s who the bookies fancies to secure their LIV place this week…

Laurie Canter 12/1

Gaganjeet Bhullar 12/1

Kalle Samooja 12/1

Ben Campbell 16/1

Wade Ormsby 25/1

The bunkered bet

Gaganjeet Bhullar 12/1

This is a big opportunity for the Indian to make a name for himself by securing his place on the LIV tour. The 35-year-old is an 11-time winner on the Asian Tour and warmed up for the Promotions event by winning the Indonesian Masters. He’ll fancy his chances of sealing one of three coveted spots in Abu Dhabi.

Odds correct at time of publishing. Please gamble responsibly.

LIV Golf Promotions how to watch

Viewers across the world will be able to watch LIV Golf Promotions on the LIV Golf Youtube channel and on LIV Golf Plus.

Friday 8 December: 12:00-4pm

Saturday 9 December: 12:00-4pm

Sunday 10 December: 12:30-5pm

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