Donald Trump to play in LIV Golf pro-am at Trump National Golf Club: report

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Former President Donald Trump will play alongside Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau on Thursday at LIV Golf’s pro-am forward of the third match of the LIV Golf Invitational Series, in accordance to the New York Post.

The match will happen at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, NJ, and can function 48 golfers.

A common view of Trump National Golf Club throughout a follow spherical prior to the LIV Golf Invitational — Bedminster in Bedminster, NJ, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
(Mike Stobe/LIV Golf/by way of Getty Images)

The Saudi-backed LIV Tour has prompted quite a lot of controversy in the golf world over the previous few months as many big-name gamers have joined LIV towards the needs of the PGA Tour.

On Monday, Trump stated in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that LIV Golf is among the “hottest issues to have occurred in sports activities.”

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“I do assume that the publicity that they’ve gotten, greater than something, has been an ideal factor for them,” Trump stated about Saudi Arabia’s funding in LIV. “I believe the publicity they’ve gotten is value billions of {dollars}. It’s one of many hottest issues to have occurred in sports activities, and sports activities is a giant a part of life.”

A general view of Trump National Golf Club during a practice round prior to the LIV Golf Invitational — Bedminster in Bedminster, NJ, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

A common view of Trump National Golf Club throughout a follow spherical prior to the LIV Golf Invitational — Bedminster in Bedminster, NJ, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
(Mike Stobe/LIV Golf/by way of Getty Images)

On Wednesday, LIV Golf introduced its 2023 schedule, which is able to function 48 golfers enjoying on 12 established group franchises for 14 tournaments. The whole purse for the 2023 season shall be $405 million.

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“LIV Golf’s increasing world platform will add a brand new dimension to the golf ecosystem as we all know it, one that gives a chance for gamers and followers around the globe to assist maximize our beloved sport’s true potential,” LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman stated on the LIV Golf web site.

President Trump plays a round of golf at Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Va., on Nov.  21, 2020.

President Trump performs a spherical of golf at Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Va., on Nov. 21, 2020.
(Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post by way of Getty Images)

“Our franchise mannequin will carry new power and pleasure to followers from all corners of the world, establishing a league of groups to join and develop with. The International Series will appeal to new expertise and provide unprecedented pathways that develop the following technology of stars. LIV Golf is dedicated to making sustainable investments that develop the sport now and for the longer term, and we’re proud to flip these desires right into a actuality.”

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During this weekend’s match at Bedminster, 12 groups shall be competing, with golfers similar to Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, Johnson and DeChambeau all enjoying.

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