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What is a ‘shotgun start’? How does it work on the golf course?

What is a ‘shotgun start’? How does it work on the golf course?DAZN

LIV Golf is looking to make its tournaments stand out from the DP World Tour and PGA Tour with a number of changes to the traditional rules. 

One of these being the use of a 'shotgun start' at the start of each of the three rounds which make up a LIV Golf event. 

But what does that mean, DAZN explains below.

What does a 'shotgun start' mean?

A 'shotgun start' sees all the golfers participating in the tournament all on the course before starting their round. 

Besides being something to intrigue golf fans, a 'shotgun start' allows a large field of golfers to get through a round without clogging up the course.

It also condenses the time a round takes to be completed and means there is always drama at every one of the 18 holes in play. 

How does it work on a golf course?

Before starting the round, all the participating golfers will be on the course at the same time with each group positioned on a different hole.

Once the round is underway, the groups will then play a full 18-hole round and finish at the hole which they started. 

LIV Golf 2022 schedule 

  • June 9 - 11: Centurion Club, London 
  • June 30 - July 2: Pumpkin Ridge, Portland
  • July 29 - 31: Trump National Golf Club Bedminster
  • September 2 - 4: The Oaks golf course at The International, Boston
  • September 16 - 18: Rich Harvest Farms, Chicago
  • October 7 - 9: Stonehill, Thailand
  • October 14 - 16: Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, Jeddah
  • October 27 - 30: Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami, Miami

Can I watch LIV Golf on DAZN?

The event will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe. You can sign up for a subscription here. However, if you are in Argentina, Chile, and Colombia, you must download the DAZN app from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play store and then sign up from there, rather than via web browser.

What devices are supported on DAZN?

DAZN is available on web browsers at (except Argentina, Chile, and Colombia) and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:

Mobile DevicesTV & Streaming DevicesGames Consoles
iPhone, iPadAmazon Fire TVPlayStation 4
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 LG Smart TV, Smartcast 
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