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THE introduction of the LIV golf tour has caused a stir across the sport.

Long time PGA tour members defected to the more lucrative series, which has caused outrage amongst many of those who stayed. But what is LIV golf?

1LIV golf is named this way because LIV is 54 in Roman numerals, the number of holes played during their tournaments What is LIV golf and when was it introduced?

LIV golf is a Saudi backed golf tour, fronted by two-time major champion and former world number one, Greg Norman.

The plans were made public in 2019, where PGA tour commissioner Jay Monahan said that any player who joins the new format will be barred from future PGA events.

Despite this, many famous players have decided to give up their PGA tour cards to join the LIV tour.

How is LIV golf different from the PGA?

LIV golf is played over three rounds, unlike the four that is customary in PGA tour events.

As well as this, every player who takes part in a LIV golf event will get a share of the prize fund, even if they finish in last place.

The LIV tour also has more financial benefits than the PGA tour, with bigger prize money as well as lucrative contracts for those who join.

How many golfers have switched to LIV and what has been said about it?

At this time, almost 70 players have joined the new tour.

This included players such as Phil Mikelson, Bryson Dechambeau, Cameron Smith and Dustin Johnson.

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Other notable names to have joined the tour include European Ryder cup stalwarts Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood.

When questioned about his move from the PGA, Westwood said it would be "stupid" not to take the money at this stage of his career.

Westwood had been a professional for almost 30 years when offered the chance to defect and had seen his rankings slip during his last few years on the tour.

LIV golf has guarantees of money for players who take part, and this prompted him to go for the more lucrative option.

Rory Mcilroy has been vocal in his criticism of the tour, both of the players who accepted offers to join, as well as what it meant for the sport in general.

He has previously stated that he felt "Betrayed" by former Ryder cup teammates who had left the PGA tour, as well as suggesting that the feud was ripping the sport apart.

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A Colorado woman was shot in the leg during her Zumba class when a man firing a gun across the street missed his target and hit her instead. 

Adriana Lavin said she was working out at the Zumba fitness studio on Wednesday when gunshots tore through the front window and she dropped to the floor to avoid being hit, she recalled to KDVR from her hospital bed. 

But Lavin had been shot in the leg.  

'At the moment I wanted to, I couldn't, because I fell,' Lavin said. 'I was bleeding from my legs.'

Jefferson County Sheriff's investigators said Diego Sanchez, 36, was firing at a car but instead hit the studio at 59th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard in Arvada, Colorado, where Lavin was working out.

Sanchez, who turned himself in on Saturday, faces multiple charges including criminal attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, illegal possession of a firearm, and multiple counts of criminal mischief. 

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Adriana Lavin said she was working out at the Zumba fitness studio in Arvada, Colorado, on Wednesday when she was shot in the leg, she recalled from the hospital bed

Diego Sanchez, 36, was firing at a car but instead hit the studio at 59th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard in Arvada, Colorado, where Lavin was working out, the sheriff's office said

Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's office responded to the 5300 block of Sheridan Boulevard on Wednesday around 10:30 a.m. for reports of shots fired. 

Jefferson County Sheriff's investigators said Sanchez was allegedly firing a weapon at a specific vehicle and fired multiple rounds, when he stuck Lavin through the window of a Zumba fitness studio in the Berkeley Village shopping center.

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Sanchez allegedly fired the shots at the vehicle in Sheridan Estates mobile home park across the street from the shopping center - a vehicle investigators said they believe was targeted.

Stray bullets hit another car that was turning into the shopping center and pierced the window of the fitness studio, which caused everyone to fall to the floor. 

'Everyone's reaction was to drop to the floor,' Lavin said from the hospital bed. 'My reaction was to grab a child that was in my club.'

Two bullet holes could be seen in the window of the fitness studio.   

Deputies responding to the scene put a tourniquet on Lavin's leg and she was transported to the hospital where she's recovering. 

'They put a tourniquet on my legs so I wouldn't keep bleeding, because I was bleeding a lot,' Lavin said.

Investigators said Sanchez was allegedly firing a weapon at a specific vehicle when he stuck Lavin through the window of a Zumba fitness studio in the Berkeley Village shopping center

Investigators said they found bullet holes in the walls and windows of several businesses

Investigators said they found bullet holes in the walls and windows of several businesses in the Berkeley Village Shopping Center. 

Lavin is recovering in the hospital with her family by her side.  

'I can't get surgery on it because the bullet landed very close to a main artery and it can't get taken out without causing more damage,' Lavin said.

Her brother, Abraham, said the family is thankful that she's OK. 

'It was very hard not knowing what was going on with my sister,' Abraham said, 'and I mean honestly, it's something that I don't wish anybody, to put them through it.'

Lavin was in good spirits as she recovered from being shot in the leg earlier this week

Lavin's brother, Abraham, said the family is glad she's OK but said it was hard not knowing what was going on with his sister during that tense time on Wednesday

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