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6 Numbers That Show How Saudi Money Forever Changed Golf

Topline

On the eve of the British Open, the last major of the 2022 that starts Thursday, here’s how LIV Golf has upended the sport since it stormed onto the scene earlier this year—in six numbers.

Key Facts

$25 million: That’s the purse for each LIV Golf regular season event, thanks to financing from the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund, surpassing every tournament on the PGA Tour, including the leading $20 million purse at the Players Championship in March.

About $54 million: That’s how much the PGA Tour pledged to increase its purse by across eight tournaments in 2023.

Nine: That’s how many golfers in the sport’s top 40 rankings—Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Abraham Ancer, Louis Oosthuizen, Paul Casey,…

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