The arrival of new players, the departure of a senior official a month after the director of operations, and no paid broadcasts on British or American channels at this time. Bad news is piling up for Greg Norman’s track this winter.
Despite the announcement of a strong calendar of 14 tournaments against 8 tournaments last year, has the LIV Golf Invitational Series already lost its appeal?
Following the surprise departure of symbolic operations director Atul Khosla last month, it’s franchise director Matt Goodman’s turn to leave the ship. This important leader had joined the organization in May.
Building the franchise model is at the heart of LIV’s unique NBA-like business structure.
Goodman was responsible for the lead strategy and operations of the 12 teams of development and revenue. It also had a role in controlling the image of the brand in connection with innovation.
Mixed enthusiasm, cool diffusers?
Other information disclosed by Daily Mail throughout the Channel does not deal with Saudi circuit Sky Sports, BT Sport or DAZN; Louis Oosthuizen, Cam Smith, Mark Leishman, Patrick Reed, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Dustin Johnson and others.
Last year, however, DAZN acquired the inaugural season rights to broadcast LIV Golf tournaments in Europe, including Germany, Italy, and Spain, and to follow in Japan.
In the US, Disney and Amazon have also turned down offers from LIV Golf, and a deal with FOX Sports that appears to have been reached for a broadcast “bought” by the organizers of the track is still pending.
In 2022, the first season of LIV Golf is free to watch worldwide on YouTube, the official LIV website and Facebook. In France, Equipe.Tv will continue to comment live on images available for free in 2023.
SkySports loyal to the PGA Tour
On the Sky Sports side, this is nothing short of a surprise, as the schedule grids are already packed with the DP World Tour and longtime allies’ PGA Tour every week.
According to Sportsmail, the leaders of DAZN and BT Sport, which have made a name for themselves in recent years, found the prices applied by LIV golf excessive.
swallowed about 2 billion euros
A free, royalty-free publication in the homeland of golf is necessarily considered a failure. The organizer of the Saudi sovereign wealth fund LIV Golf has indeed already invested nearly two billion dollars to kickstart its circuit around American stars like Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau, as well as some of the aging big names of British golf. , Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood or Paul Casey.
The show tour season begins at the end of February at the El Cameleon de Mayakoba course in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.