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GLOBAL GOLF: International LIV Golf tournament wows crowds in Hertfordshire (VIDEO)

 Published on: 12th June 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

The first LIV Golf International Series has recently taken place right here in St Albans.

The controversial event took place over three days at St Albans’ Centurion Club, who have been guaranteed this event for the next five years, a major investment.

 

The controversial event took place over three days at the Centurion Club, who have been guaranteed this event for the next five years, which will no doubt provide a major investment for the course and is sure to improve its international reputation.

The club will also be able to add nine holes to its current course as a result, with further, more cosmetic changes being planned.

The winner was former Masters champion Charl Schwarztel, who has picked up prize money of over three point eight million pounds, an incredible amount of money.

Big players came to participate, while big musical acts such as Mel C and Craig David performed at the event. As well as that, thousands of spectators from across the globe descended upon the Centurion Club to watch the players take part in the historic tournament.

But the event has been controversial due to its links with Saudi Arabia, having been funded by the country’s Public Investment Fund. Due to the country’s poor record on human rights, many have accused LIV of being an example of ‘sportswashing’.

The rival PGA Tour, which organises most of the major professional golf tournaments in North America, made headlines by suspending all players involved in the LIV Event.

Despite the scandals, the series is set to return to the Centurion Club sometime next year. The next event in this series will take place in Portland, Oregon, USA.

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