Like or loath the Liv Tour, you cannot argue with this past weeks Adelaide event was quite a spectacle.
With the quality of golf to come from Down Under over the years (Adam Scott, Jason Day, Cam Smith, Greg Norman just to name a few), Oz is very much overlooked when it comes to professional golfing events. All very surprising for a country that is so sport orientated. This past week maybe just proved the golfing powerhouse that is the PGA Tour maybe needs to start looking outside of its own borders because there is a big wide golfing world out there.
We all know as golfers that hydration is important, but the sights and sounds from The Grange Golf Club were something else, the likes of which the golfing public have only really seen at TPC Scottsdale for the Waste Management Open. Drinking beers from shoes was almost the norm, and it was actually surprising if you didn't see the players joining in. The low thud of the bass from the DJ tent will be rining in ears for weeks to come.
Affectionately nicknamed "The Watering Hole", the par 3 12th hole became party central for those seeking long term hydration. All shots were cheered, and the better shots could be heard around the course, with the odd sarcastic boo for those slight mis-hits. But nothing will compare to Chase Koepka, younger brother to Brooks, sinking a hole-in-one which just about lifted the roof from every single beer tent lining the hole. Half full beer cup were flying, people were jumping all over, and everyone was just taking in the moment. It was truly special.
But isn't that what golf is about? It doesn't matter where you see it, or what tour it is on, good golf is great to watch. It is the one thing as golfers that unites us, and for us, the LIV guys have captured this perfectly. If more golf was like this, just think of how many more people might get into the wonderful game.