International Golf Club to host LIV World Golf Invitational Sept 2-4

Greg Norman, CEO of LIV Golf Investments, has announced the formation of a world golf tour featuring eight events that will dish out a total of $225 million with one New England LIV Golf Invitational tournament scheduled at International GC Sept. 2-4.

BOLTON, Mass – The International Golf Club in Bolton will host one of the eight tournaments conducted by Greg Norman’s LIV Golf Invitational Series, the new Saudi Arabian-financed league announced this week.

The International, located about an hour outside Boston, is scheduled to host an event Sept. 2-4 and will be one of four U.S. sites.

International Golf Club, one of New England’s premier private golf club’s, will host the LIV Golf Invitational Sept. 2-4 featuring $20 million purse distributed among 48 of the world’s best players over 54 holes and no cut.

LIV Golf Investments announced that the eight events will award a total of $255 million in prize money. The seven regular-season events will each award $20 million to individuals and $5 million to the top three teams. The top three individuals during the regular season will also share a $30 million bonus. The team match-play championship to conclude the series will award another $50 million.

The purses in the LIV Golf Invitational Series would eclipse the $20 million purse last week at the Players Championship, which so far has been the largest in professional golf.


The series hopes to lure PGA Tour stars with the eye-popping prize money, which will be split among only 48 players each week, but so far none of the top players have committed to play. Norman, CEO of LIV Golf Investments, said invitations will soon be sent to 250 players. Each event will be 54 holes, 18 fewer than PGA Tour events, hold a shotgun start, and have individual and team competition.

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has stated that players joining the new series could be suspended, possibly permanently, from the PGA Tour.

The LIV Golf Invitational 2022 schedule:

June 9 – 11: Centurion Golf Club – London

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

Escalante Golf of Fort Worth, Texas, acquired the International, a 36-hole private golf club, on Feb. 5, 2021, for $10 million. The prior owners, Dan and Florence Weadock, filed for bankruptcy, costing members and couples who had booked weddings at the facility several thousands of dollars.

The International can trace its roots back to 1901 when Runaway Brook opened as a nine-hole course on the property. In 1954, Geoffrey Cornish designed the 18-hole Pines Course with input from Francis Ouimet, winner of the 1913 U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline. Robert Trent Jones later lengthened the Pines to 8,235 yards, making it the second longest in the world.

Massachusetts will host two major professional golf tournaments this year: U.S. Open at TCC June 16-19 and LIV Golf Invitational at The International Sept, 2-4.

Tom Fazio designed the Oaks Course, which opened in 2001, and the practice facility.

The International will host its event on Labor Day weekend when no PGA Tour event is scheduled. The other seven LIV Golf Invitational Series events will be held on the same weekends as PGA Tour events, although not on weekends of majors or WGC events.

Golf fans in Massachusetts are accustomed to attending tournaments on Labor Day weekend. The Deutsche Bank Championship, later known as the Dell Technologies Championship, was contested on Labor Day weekend, with a Labor Day finish, at TPC Boston in Norton from 2003-2018.

Even if golf’s biggest names don’t play at the International, they will visit Massachusetts this year. The U.S. Open will be contested June 16-19 at The Country Club in Brookline.



Bill Doyle brings 45 years of professional sports writing experience to New England dot Golf. His resume includes 40 years as a sports writer for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette where he wrote a Sunday golf column and covered professional and amateur golf. He also wrote about all four of the major professional sports teams in the Boston area, mostly about the Boston Celtics, as well as college and local sports. Working for the newspaper in the city where Worcester Country Club hosted the inaugural Ryder Cup in 1927, Doyle covered the improbable comeback of the U.S. team at the 1999 Ryder Cup at The Country Club in Brookline. He also covered the 1988 U.S. Open at TCC, the 2001 and 2017 U.S. Senior Open championships at Salem Country Club, the U.S. Women’s Open championships at The Orchards in South Hadley in 2004 and at Newport Country Club in 2006, the PGA Tour stops at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton for nearly 20 years and at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, for several years; and every PGA Tour event at TPC Boston in Norton from the inaugural event in 2003. He will provide regular contributions ranging from interviews, travel, lifestyle, real estate, commentary and special assignments. Bill can be reached at

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