More people watched Holey Moley on ABC than the US Open on NBC when they aired at the same time last year.Or on Holey Moly
I think 54 is the more realistic limit as a packed course of foursomes would makes the rounds too long and defeat some of the purpose for the shotgun start, which was to condense a full day's worth of golf into a short television-friendly window. That being said, the Asian Tour players are clearly fodder until they can recruit a full permanent roster of about 36-48 players. My best guess is the team format will be persistent instead of the weekly draft, once they sign enough top golfers.So, LIV has made a big deal of the shotgun start. That would seem to imply that the max field for a LIV event is 72. If there's a sudden rush of players going that pushes them past that number, what happens?
LIV Golf likely believes that having a tour of 150 members is the biggest liability for the established PGA Tour because the money is spread too thin. Only the biggest names drive interest in their tournaments, so it doesn't make sense to split the money among a sprawling membership. The Player Impact Program is a method the PGA Tour uses to distribute more money to their stars, but has been a huge failure as four of the ten PIP recipients have already bolted.