LIV Golf Prides Itself On 54-Hole Events, to Ridicule From Some. But Is That Fair?

Cameron Smith watches a chip shot during the 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Boston event.

Cameron Smith and the rest of LIV Golf’s 48-player fields contest events at 54 holes.

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – As has been the case at all of the LIV Golf Invitational Series events to date, it was a quiet scene on Thursday, with only a smattering of spectators allowed on site at Rich Harvest Farms.

That is by design, as tournament organizers have chosen to focus their events on the competitive rounds in what is being called a “beta test’’ year as LIV Golf will transition to a 14-tournament schedule in 2023. After Thursday’s pro-am, the real