Primer: LIV Golf Miami at Doral April 5-7

LIV Golf Miami at Trump National Doral April 5-7 features 54 players, 13 teams and $25 million purse.

MIAMI, Florida – The fifth event of 14 on the 2024 LIV Golf League calendar begins Friday April 5 at Trump National Doral, with 13 of the 54-player field headed to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club immediately following play on Sunday. Set against the backdrop of the renowned Blue Monster course, golf enthusiasts will witness the game’s best talents in action, including Masters Champion Jon Rahm and South Florida native and PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka.

The star-studded, international field also features reigning Individual Champion Talor Gooch, U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, Open Champion Cameron Smith, and World Golf Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson, alongside major winners Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson and Martin Kaymer.


When: April 5-7, 2024

Where: Trump National Doral, Miami, Florida

Competition: Three rounds/54 holes of stroke play

Field: 54 players – 13 teams of four players each, and two wild cards

Purse: $25 million US ($20 million individual, $5 million team)

Winner’s Share: $4 million USD (individual), $3 million USD (team)

Local Tee Times: Shotgun Start for Rds. 1-2 at 1:15 p.m. ET; Rd. 3 at 1:05 p.m. ET

The 13 LIV Golf players invited or qualified for the 2024 Masters scheduled April 11-14 at Augusta National GC.


LIV Golf visits Miami for the first time in the regular season after playing the Team Championship at Doral in the first two years.

Captain Bryson DeChambeau and his Crushers GC won the 2023 Team Championship at Doral and enter this year having won consecutive team titles at LIV Golf Jeddah and LIV Golf Hong Kong

Torque GC Captain Joaquin Niemann, already a two-time individual winner in 2024, enters as the season-long Individual Championship points leader through the first four tournaments

Legion XIII Captain Jon Rahm, the only player this season to finish inside the top 10 in all four tournaments, is playing Doral for the first time as a professional

Rahm will make his final start before heading to Augusta National to defend his Masters title; he is one of 13 LIV Golf players who will compete in the year’s first major

HyFlyers GC Captain Phil Mickelson, 4Aces GC Captain Dustin Johnson and teammate Patrick Reed have won individual titles in previous pro tournaments held at Doral, while Johnson and Reed were members of the 4Aces team that won the LIV Golf Team Championship during the inaugural 2022 season

Johnson and Smash GC Captain Brooks Koepka are among several LIV Golf members who reside in the South Florida area



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The Blue Monster course at Trump National Doral is hosting its third LIV Golf tournament and first in the regular season after hosting the Team Championships in 2022 and 2023

Doral hosted elite-level professional tournaments starting in 1962

The course was lengthened and made more dramatic during a complete redesign by famed golf architect Gil Hanse in 2014

The course features a series of strategically placed deep bunkers, long flowing fairways, interesting undulating greens, deep Bermuda rough and a challenging assortment of water hazards

The famous 18th hole is traditionally considered one of the most difficult in golf

LIV Golf members Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Patrick Reed are among the golfers who have tamed the Blue Monster, while Bubba Watson is a three-time runner-up

LIV Golf Commissioner and CEO Greg Norman won three times at Doral during a seven-year stretch (1990, 1993, 1996)

In last year’s final round, the par-4 7th was the most difficult hole, playing to a stroke average of 4.333, while the par-5 8th was the easiest with a stroke average of 4.229.

In October Crushers GC won the LIV Golf Team Championship at Trump Doral led by Captain Bryson DeChambeau.


PHIL MICKELSON – “This is a great golf course. It lends itself obviously with the [closing hole] to this course being pretty exciting.”

CHARLES HOWELL III – “This golf course is brutal and every shot counts. There’s a lot of water out here, a lot of crosswinds and a lot of difficult shots.”

Trump National Doral has hosted dozens of professional golf tournaments mostly of the PGA Tour variety,


UNITED STATES: The CW Network airs the LIV Golf League in 100% of U.S. markets.

Friday – Live on The CW App, LIV Golf Plus and LIV Golf YouTube

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Bill Sangster, a life-long golf aficionado and former Sergeant in Marines, moved to Cape Cod in 1974 where he raised his family while working as educator with the Sandwich School System for 23 years. With his Falmouth home adjacent to Paul Harney’s Golf Course, Bill spent many days learning and playing the game of golf. He was a member of White Cliffs Country Club and Sandwich Hollows Country on Cape Cod. In 2018 he continued his love for the game of golf by moving to “The Villages” in Florida. He now will admit to anyone who asks that he is addicted to the game of golf! Bill can be reached at

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