9 Jun 2022

Tournament dividing golfing world set to tee off

From Checkpoint, 5:49 pm on 9 June 2022

The tournament which has divided the golfing world tees off near London tonight. The Saudi backed L-I-V series will initially be made up of eight events, the first at the Centurion Club on the outskirts of London.

It will be the most lucrative tournament in the world, featuring a $40 million prize purse with the winner getting $6.2 million.

Sports editor Stephen Hewson looks at why the series has become so controversial.