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The CW is LIVin’ on the Edge

Rebel Golf League Inks TV Deal

The CW has accepted a TV deal to broadcast the LIV Golf Tour, which has caused its fair share of controversy.

Known primarily for showing shows like “Riverdale” and “Homecoming”. The CW has branched out into the golfing world and it’s good news for golf fans.

Team Captain Dustin Johnson, of 4 Aces GC - Giorgio Viera/AFP
Team Captain Dustin Johnson, of 4 Aces GC - Giorgio Viera/AFP

It’s also good for fans of golf betting because we no longer have to tune into YouTube to see some of the world’s best golfers on the links.

Let’s check the latest Golf odds, stats, injury reports, and Golf predictions. We’ve got plenty of Golf expert picks for you to consider.

What Does This Mean for Golf?

Regardless of your stance on anything Saudi Arabia, LIV Golf has an audience and will always appeal to a U.S.-based network eventually.

The CW has taken the plunge by supporting the Saudi-backed tour, and despite some protesting outside their offices, it could work out in the long run.

Given the talent on display, including Cameron Smith and Dustin Johnson, there is plenty to get excited about. The success in the LIV’s first season was tremendous and it forced the PGA Tour to inject more money into their prize pool, which was Phil Mickelson’s objective all along.

Current PGA Tour players have him to thank, and as the LIV becomes more mainstream, it will only grow.

Golf odds for the LIV events will be juicy and there should be more options available, which is never a bad thing.

Rory McIlroy will detest the decision, but The CW is happy.

Will More Players Come?

There was talk about signing more players, but with the new TV deal, that has stalled somewhat.

The reason is that players might not get paid as much because there is more exposure, so the Saudi Public Investment Fund might not want to splash out as much.

Rumors suggested Mito Pereira was next in line to sign and to join countryman Joaquin Niemann, but the offer was allegedly pulled off the table. Pereira famously choked on the 18th hole of the 2021 PGA Championship, which American Justin Thomas won for the second time.

Keeping the players they currently have won’t be hard but signing new talent from the PGA Tour could prove difficult. It’s fair to say money was the only thing luring players to the LIV Tour, so if there’s less to dish out, there’s less chance for more signings.

Playing devil’s advocate, we would love to see someone like Thomas or Jordan Spieth join the LIV Golf Tour. That would throw a spanner in the works, but for now, it looks like it’ll be the same players who teed it up last year.

Still, the likes of Johnson, Smith, Brooks Koepka, and Bryson DeChambeau is enough to turn heads.

Bettors can expect those four players to be at the top of LIV betting markets at the sportsbook.

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