LIV Golf Adelaide named the world’s best golf event
Adelaide’s record-breaking LIV Golf tournament has been named the World’s Best Golf Event of the Year 2023 at the World Golf Awards.
The inaugural Australian event, held at The Grange Golf Club from April 21-23, drew an official attendance of 77,076, with 40 per cent of ticket purchases from fans interstate or overseas.
Crowds watched a star-studded roster of players including Cam Smith, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson.
Images of Chase Koepka’s iconic hole-in-one on the par-3 Watering Hole at The Grange were beamed around the world, with the event attracting more than 55 million views on social media across LIV Golf channels.
Launched in 2014, the World Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world-class courses and golf destinations. Votes are cast by golf professionals and the public.
The State Government, through the South Australian Tourism Commission, has secured the rights to host LIV Golf tournaments for the next three years.
Premier Peter Malinauskas said an announcement of details for the 2024 Adelaide event would be made in coming weeks.
“We took a risk when we pushed for this LIV Golf tournament, but we did so knowing it was an opportunity to put our great state on the world golfing map, and provide an impetus for thousands of golf fans around the world to come here and visit,” Premier Malinauskas said.
“Those who attended the Grange Golf Course in April know how special it was – and now we’ve had official confirmation that this is the best golf event on the planet. We’re finalising details for the 2024 tournament with LIV organisers and look forward to making an announcement of dates in the near future.”