Sentosa Golf Club Reveals It Was 'Not Threatened' Following LIV Golf Link

In a statement by Sentosa Golf Club, the Singapore course revealed it had 'not been threatened by The R&A or Augusta National'

DeChambeau putts in front of a LIV Golf Banner
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After recently announcing an expanded 14-tournament schedule for 2023, which includes an enormous $405m total prize purse, it seems that the LIV Golf train isn't slowing down.

However, with an increase in schedule, it also means that more courses are needed and, currently, it is still unclear which venues will host these extra events. Reportedly two of the venues could be Trump International Doonbeg in Ireland and Valderrama in Spain, with it also being reported that Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore could be an option.

But, following the news that Sentosa had been linked to the Saudi-backed series, it was then reported that The R&A sent out a warning to the Singapore golf club, with it being allegedly stated that they would be “shunned by the rest of the golf world” if it became a LIV course. However, following a statement by Sentosa, it seems that isn't the case.

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In a statement released via Twitter, Sentosa said: "The Club and our Chairman have conversations with The R&A on many levels and continue to maintain a very good working relationship. We have not been "threatened" by The R&A or, for that matter, Augusta National in any way.

Back in 2019, Sentosa Golf Club was recognised as the World’s Best Golf Club by The R&A, with the venue hosting a number of amateur and professional events, including the SMBC Singapore Open, Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship and Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific.

What's more, back in 2016, The R&A actually opened a new office at Sentosa, stating: "It's to further its commitment to the growth and development of golf throughout Asia-Pacific."

Sentosa Golf Club from above

Sentosa Golf Club ranks amongst one of the most incredible golf courses in the world

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According to reports, seven of the LIV Golf events will be played in the States next year, with the rest being played in other countries. The countries in question are believed to be Australia, Spain, Mexico and Singapore, as well as England, Thailand and Saudi Arabia.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x