Norman Targeting Seven New Top-20 Signings For 2023 LIV Golf League

The LIV Golf CEO says the organisation is looking for more high-quality players for the 2023 season

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman acknowledges the crowd during the 2022 LIV Golf Team Championship
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Since the inaugural LIV Golf season concluded with the Team Championship at Trump National Doral in Florida, there have been rumours as to which players the organisation will target for next season. 

While he didn't offer any names, speaking to the press about plans for 2023, CEO Greg Norman explained how many he'd like - seven, and of a suitably high calibre. He said: "Basically we're looking for maybe seven players, something like that." He was then asked: "We're talking Top 10, Top 20 players?" Norman responded: "Yes. You said both. So I said yes."

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Earlier in the week, it was reported that Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele were four players being linked with LIV Golf and, at World No.4 and World No.6, respectively, they would certainly fit the criteria outlined by Norman as the organisation aims to add to the likes of Cameron Smith and Brooks Koepka, who joined in the inaugural season.

Norman also detailed the appeal of LIV Golf to PGA Tour players. He said: "Quite honestly, the players on the outside looking in to see what's happening with LIV today, these guys still talk to each other, right? The ones on LIV feel like they have been liberated. There are players on the PGA Tour that we're speaking to today that want to be liberated." Norman also explained that the majority of players who competed in 2022 will return next season. He said: "The percentage of players that will come back probably - doing quick math - 85 to 90% of the players, I would say."

As well as player recruitment, there are other big ambitions in the pipeline as LIV Golf prepares for its second season. Prize money will increase to $405m over the course of an expanded 14-tournament League, while there are also plans for each team to have an established captain who can build their team franchise. Not only that, but LIV Golf is also in the process of trying to agree a TV deal after its coverage in 2022 was restricted to YouTube and its official website.

While confirmation over the identities of the potential new signings remains open to conjecture, it seems certain that, regardless of who is next to join LIV Golf, the close season will be anything but quiet.

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. 

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