The Blue Monster Set To Test LIVs Best Ahead Of The Masters

The 2024 LIV Golf season resumes in Miami this week where a field boasting seven Masters Champions will tee-up on the famed ‘Blue Monster’ course.

The five Masters winners include Phil Mickelson, Charl Schwartzel, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson and reigning Augusta National champion Jon Rahm.

Also in this week’s field is one of the more in-form players on the New Year in Torque GC Captain Joaquin Niemann — the season-long Individual Championship points leader after winning Mayakoba and Jeddah.

Jon Rahm tees-up this week in Miami as the reigning Masters champion – Image – Augusta National

Trump Doral has been host to the Team Championship for the first two years of the League, but this year’s tournament will take place during the regular season and players will compete for an individual trophy for the first time.

In last year’s event, Crushers GC took home the title thanks to a dramatic birdie from captain Bryson DeChambeau on the par-4 16th hole, while 4Aces GC captured the inaugural trophy in 2022.

The Blue Monster, a par-72 course at 7,701 yards, will provide first-time goers like Legion XIII Captain Rahm with plenty of challenges, including water hazards on nearly every hole as well as long, narrow fairways and greens surrounded by bunkers.

Trump Doral – Image Trip Advisor

The par-4 18th is recognized as one of the toughest finishing holes in golf, with its slim fairway surrounded by water on the left and bunkers on the right, and the front of the green protected by the lake. Previous winners at the Doral course include HyFlyers GC Captain Mickelson, 4Aces GC Captain Johnson and teammate Reed.

This week’s tournament in Miami should serve as a momentum-builder for the Masters, which starts April 11.

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