LIV Golf Team Championship Format

The season-closing LIV Golf Team Championship features knockout seeded match play rounds at Trump National Doral

The Team Championship trophy
The LIV Golf season concludes with the Team Championship at Trump National Doral
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The LIV Golf League season wraps up with the Team Championship at the at Trump National Doral in Miami - the same venue that drew the inaugural season to a close.

Unlike regular-season events that featured both individual and team competitions over the course of 54 holes, the season finale, as its name suggests, is a team-only affair. 

Like the preceding 13 tournaments, the Team Championship will take place over three days. 

The seeded knockout competition will feature singles and foursomes match play over the first two days with stroke play on the final day as the 12 teams compete for the $50m prize fund. Of that, the winning team will collect $14m.

In the first two rounds, each of the team captains will compete in a featured singles match. Meanwhile, they will also choose who represents their teams in the other singles match and one alternate shot match. 

The final round is different as all 48 players compete in a round of singles to score points for their team.

Friday's quarter-finals see teams seeded 1-4 receive a bye, with 4Aces GC, Crushers GC, Torque GC and Range Goats GC sitting out the action on day one. That will leave the remaining eight teams competing in head-to-head match play competitions. 

The highest-ranked teams select their opponents, and all 32 players then begin simultaneously in a shotgun start. 

Each team match-up consists of three matches, with two singles matches and one alternate-shot (foursomes) match. Matches will continue until a winner is found. There are no ties, and the winner of each match receives a point. 

The four teams to claim two points progress to the semi-final stage. 

Saturday's semi-finals again features eight teams, but this time with teams seeded 1-4 entering the action, along with the four successful quarter-finalists. 

Like Friday, the top seeds select their opponents, and they then play in an identical format to the quarter-finals.

By the end of the day, four teams will have two points, and they progress to the final and a chance to win the $14m top prize. 

4Aces GC celebrate their 2022 Team Championship victory

4Aces GC won the Team Championship in 2022

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Sunday's final sees all 12 teams compete with all 48 players on the course simultaneously after a shotgun start for a round of singles. All four individual scores count towards their team's score.

The four teams who made it to the final jostle for places between 1 and 4, with the four teams knocked out in Saturday's semi-final competing for positions 5 through 8. Finally, the four teams that were eliminated at the quarter-final stage compete for positions 9 to 12.

The team with the lowest score among the four teams that reached the final will be crowned LIV Golf Team Champion.


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LIV Golf Team Championship Format - At A Glance


  • Teams seeded 1-4 will receive a bye
  • Teams seeded 5-12 will compete in head-to-head match play competitions
  • All 32 players amongst those eight teams will compete simultaneously in a shotgun start in foursomes
  • For each head-to-head team competition, a set of three matches will take place: two singles matches and one alternate shot match
  • Each team captain plays in a featured singles match and determine the remaining line-up of their team
  • Matches will be played until a winner is determined; there will be no ties. Each match winner receives one point
  • Teams earning two points will advance to Saturday’s semi-final


  • Teams seeded 1-4 will face off against the winning four teams from the quarter final 
  • All 32 players among those eight teams will compete simultaneously in a shotgun start in foursomes
  • Teams compete in the same format as the quarter-final: two singles matches – including a featured singles match between team captains – and one alternate shot match, with each match winner receiving one point
  • Matches will be played until a winner is determined; there will be no ties
  • The four teams earning two points will advance to the Team Championship

Team Championship Final

  • All 48 players amongst the 12 teams will compete in a shotgun start with one round of stroke play
  • All four individual scores count towards the team’s score
  • The four teams advancing to the finals compete for 1st through 4th place
  • The four teams eliminated in the semifinals compete for 5th through 8th place
  • The four teams eliminated in the quarterfinals compete for 9th through 12th place
  • Larger prizes are awarded to teams based on their finishing position
  • The lowest team score on Sunday amongst the four teams that advanced to the finals is crowned the 2023 LIV Golf Team Champion
Mike Hall

Mike has over 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on a range of sports throughout that time, such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance staff writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the game's most newsworthy stories. 

He has written hundreds of articles on the game, from features offering insights into how members of the public can play some of the world's most revered courses, to breaking news stories affecting everything from the PGA Tour and LIV Golf to developmental Tours and the amateur game. 

Mike grew up in East Yorkshire and began his career in journalism in 1997. He then moved to London in 2003 as his career flourished, and nowadays resides in New Brunswick, Canada, where he and his wife raise their young family less than a mile from his local course. 

Kevin Cook’s acclaimed 2007 biography, Tommy’s Honour, about golf’s founding father and son, remains one of his all-time favourite sports books.