The Saudi Super Golf League is set to shake the sporting world as they launch their breakaway circuit - the richest tournament ever held - later this year.
The competition, which will be held at the Centurion Club near St Albans, looked dead in the water following controversial comments by Phil Mickelson, who faced fierce backlash after he admitted to supporting the concept.
The PGA Tour had since threatened players with lifetime bans if they signed up to the new super league, however Greg Norman - the Australian leading the Saudi’s bid - is set to make an announcement later today as they press on regardless of criticism.
The Saudi Arabia Super Golf League will consist of eight events, with the first taking place at the Centurion Club near St Albans.
Schedule & venues
The inaugural event will kick off at the Centurion Golf Club on June 9 till June 11 2022.
Here is the rest of this year’s schedule...
July 1-3 Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club (Portland)
July 29-31 Trump National Golf Club Bedminster (New Jersey)
September 2-4 The International (Boston)
September 16-18 Rich Harvest Farms (Chicago)
October 7-9 Stonehill Golf Club (Bangkok)
October 14-16 Royal Greens Golf Club (Jeddah)
October 28-30 Team Championship
The eight-event series will have over £30 million up for grabs, with The Telegraph revealing that the Centurion Club will offer a £19m purse for the 48-man field.
The first seven regular tournaments will carry a £91m purse, before an individual champion is crowned for the remaining events and a total purse of £22.m will be offered for the top three individuals of the season.