LIV Golf Returning to Chicagoland in 2023

LIV Golf returns to Chicagoland and Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, September 22-24, 2023. The event will be the 12th of 14 stops on the 2023 LIV Golf schedule.

Cameron Smith posted a final round 3-under 69 to win the 2022 LIV Golf Invitational-Chicago at Rich Harvest Farms in west suburban Sugar Grove by three strokes over Dustin Johnson and Peter Uihlein. Smith won $4 million while Johnson and Uihlein each earned $1,812,500.

With the mission to modernize and supercharge the game of golf, the LIV Golf Invitational Series offers an innovative new golf format that features teams playing for more than $250 million in prize purses.

Some notable players on the LIV Golf roster include Cameron Smith, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Kevin Na, Martin Kaymer, Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen, Patrick Reed, Bryson DeChambeau, and Talor Gooch.

Rich Harvest Farms has hosted over fifty amateur, collegiate, and professional events including the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Golf Championships and the 2009 Solheim Cup. The ultra-private, members only facility is home to the Northern Illinois University Huskies Men’s & Women’s Golf Teams.

The LIV Golf Invitational 2023 schedule

  • Feb. 24-26: El Camaleón Golf Club, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
  • March 17-19: The Gallery Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.
  • March 31-April 2: Orange County National, Orlando, Fla.
  • April 21-23: The Grange Golf Club, Adelaide, Australia
  • April 28-30: Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore
  • May 12-14: Cedar Ridge Country Club, Broken Arrow, Okla.
  • May 26-28: Trump National Golf Club, Washington, D.C.
  • June 30-July 2: Real Club Valderrama, Sotogrande, Spain
  • July 7-9: Centurion Club, London, England
  • Aug. 4-6: The Old White Course, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
  • Aug. 11-13: Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, N.J.
  • Sept. 22-24: Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, Ill.
  • Oct. 20-22: Trump National Doral, Miami
  • Nov. 3-5: Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

LIV Golf Investments has provided more than $400MM in seed money for the series which will be the building blocks of a next generation golf experience. Each event consists of three rounds with 54 holes and no cut, as well as shotgun starts to ensure a faster and more exciting pace. As a result, players will consistently play head-to-head against their rivals throughout the year, providing fans with an unmatched experience.

Fan research indicates a significant number of new fans would be enticed by a faster paced and shorter variation and non-traditional format of play. With smaller fields, fewer rounds, fewer events, shorter playing windows and modified shotgun starts, these events have been designed with fans as the top priority.

“I want golf to grow, players to have additional opportunities, and fans to have more fun. My mission is to help the game reach its full potential and we know the role of golf as an entertainment product is critical to overall participation in the sport,” said Greg Norman, CEO of LIV Golf Investments. “In many ways, we are a start-up. We have a long-term vision and aim to grow. I believe we have a very bright and exciting future.”

In their first year, the series developed this new golf experience over seven regular season events culminating in a Team Championship match play grand finale. Four events took place in the United States and three events were staged internationally culminating with the Team Championship.

Team golf has proven it has the ability to produce many of the game’s most exciting moments, and it is at the heart of the tour’s structure. In year one, there were a max of 48 players on 12 four-man teams and a truly global field with golfers invited from all tours around the world to beta test the new format. Each event had teams comprised of different players determined by a draft the week of the event.

Rich Harvest Farms

Rich Harvest Farms

“Our events are truly additive to the world of golf. We have done our best to create a schedule that allows players to play elsewhere, while still participating in our events. I believe players will increasingly make progress in achieving their right to play where they want. We will help in any way possible and will provide golfers with opportunities to achieve their full potential,” said Norman.

Charl Schwartzel, the winner of the 2011 Masters, won the first LIV Golf event and $4 million in prize money. His team, Stinger GC, also won the $3 million for the team event after all four golfers finished in the top 10, including three in the top three (Schwartzel, du Plessis and Branden Grace).

LIV Golf Chicago Schedule

Wednesday, 9/20
Practice Round (No Media Access)

Thursday, 9/21
Pro-Am Round (Media Only)
Pro-Am Competition – 9:00 a.m. (#1 & 10 Tees)

Friday, 9/22 Round 1 – Gates & Fan Village open at 9:00 a.m.
Competition – 12:15 p.m. (Shotgun)
Après Golf – 5:30 p.m. (Fan Village)

Saturday, 9/23 Round 2 – Gates & Fan Village open at 9:00 a.m.
Competition – 12:15 p.m. (Shotgun)
Après Golf – 5:30 p.m. (Fan Village)

Sunday, 9/24 Final Round – Gates & Fan Village open at 9:00 a.m.
Competition – 12:15 p.m. (Shotgun)
Trophy Ceremony – 5:45 p.m.
Après Golf – 5:30 p.m. (Fan Village)

LIV Golf Chicago Event Format

Captain: Each team has a LIV Golf-appointed team captain who has selected his squad. All members of the four-player teams, including the captain, participate in the three-day event.

Individual Winner: The player with the lowest 54-hole stroke play total is the winner. At the regular season’s end, the player with the most ranking points after seven events will be named the Individual Champion.

Team Competition: Over the first two rounds, the best two stroke-play scores will count for each team. For the third and final round, the best three scores will count. The lowest overall team score after 54 holes is the team winner.

LIV Golf Chicago Prize Money

The individual prize money pool was $20 million dollars for the LIV Golf Invitational Chicago in 2022, with the winner receiving $4 million, second place $2,125,000, third place $1,500,000 and fourth $1,050,000. Members of the winning team won $750,000, while the second place members will receive $375,000 and the third place team $125,000 a piece.

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Rich Harvest Farms

2330 Granart Rd
Sugar Grove, IL 60554

Opened in 1999, Rich Harvest Farms is home to the Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois and the Northern Illinois University Huskies Men’s & Women’s Golf Teams. The course has earned many distinct honors including consistently being named one of Rolex’s “World’s Top 1,000 Golf Courses” and Golf Digest’s ”America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.”


Walter Lis

Walter Lis is the managing editor of Chicago Golf Report. Launched in 2010, Chicago Golf Report is the most visited website on Chicago golf and is one of the top ten most popular local golf websites in the country. We are a digital-only news and information resource covering everything golf in Chicago and its suburbs, providing the latest news about local golf facilities, golf events, golf instruction and even golf business.

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