TE24 Sports Desk:
WEST PALM BEACH – LIV Golf has revealed the 12 teams in the field of 48 players competing in the LIV Golf Invitational Bedminster, the new organization’s third event taking place July 29-31 at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster. Jersey.
The LIV Golf Invitational Series features teams of four where players compete as individuals and teams for both points and prize money. Captains and teams are finalized the week of each event, as each tournament may feature a different field in LIV Golf’s first season.
At the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational London at the Centurion Club, Team Stinger GC with captain Louis Oosthuizen and fellow South Africans Charles Schwartzel, Henny du Plessis and Branden Grace finished first with a total score of 20-under-par.
Meanwhile, 4 Aces GC captain Dustin Johnson and his All-American line-up of Talor Gooch, Pat Perez and Patrick Reed took home the team trophy at the LIV Golf Invitational Portland, LIV Golf’s second event.
The American foursome returns to the line to defend the first LIV Golf team title against the field, which welcomes four celebrities making their LIV Golf debut: 2016 Open champion Henrik Stenson, former world No. 1 3rd-ranked Paul Casey, 11-time champion Jason Kocurak and professional Pro Charles Howell III.
Each team has a team captain selected by LIV Golf for a roster. All members of the four-member team, including the captain, will participate in this three-day tournament. The player with the lowest total stroke play over 54 holes is the individual winner. In team competition, each team counts its best results in the first two rounds of two-stroke play. The three best results count in the third and final round. The team with the lowest total after 54 holes is the winner. down
A note about the LIV Golf Invitational Bedminster team.
4 ACES GC- Team USA led by Dustin Johnson wins round seven in Portland after roster overhaul. Rookies Patrick Reed and Pat Perez joined the Portland team, and Taller Gooch joined Torque GC. Reed and Johnson finished third individually, and Reed took the podium in a tiebreaker.
CLEEKS GC-captain Martin Kaymer has three new teammates for his pan-European team, including former Niblicks GC captain Graeme McDowell. Kaymer (Germany) and McDowell (Northern Ireland) each won the US Open and gave Europe a decisive putt in the Ryder Cup (McDowell 2010, Kaymer 2012). Newcomers are England’s Laurie Canter and Spain’s David Puig.
Crushers GC – Paul Casey and Charles Howell III join Captain Bryson DeChambeau’s team to make their LIV golf debuts at Bedminster. Casey and Howell bring a wealth of experience and over 1,100 startups worldwide. DeChambeau and Shaun Norris are two Portland careers.
F IREBALL SGC- Captain Sergio Garcia and all of the Spanish-speaking team remain intact. Thanks to Carlos Ortiz’s birdie at the end, Fireballs GC beat Torque GC to win the $500,000 team award in 3rd place in Portland. Ortiz and Abraham Ansar competed in the Tokyo Olympics for Mexico and Garcia for Spain at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Former Spanish amateur star Eugenio Chacarra made his professional debut in Portland, finishing T-27.
HY FLYERS GC – Justin Harding, one of the most consistent players in the first two LIV golf events, returns to captain Phil Mickelson’s team. Harding finished 10th in London while playing at High Flyers GC and 8th in Portland at Crushers GC. Matthaus Wolff and Bernd Weissberger are on the team.
IRON Heads GC – Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent joins a third other team after playing at Smashers GC in London and Creeks GC in Portland. Captains Kevin Na and Sadom Kaukanjana are regulars at Ironhead in all three events, with Phashara Khongwatmai joining the Portland team.
MAJESTICKS GC – Major winner and Olympic medalist Henrik Stenson joins Captain Lee Westwood’s team to make his LIV golf debut. Stenson will replace Laurie Canter, who is currently at Clicks GC, as the team’s first non-English golfer. Stenson, Westwood and teammate Ian Poulter have made nearly 1,900 starts worldwide. The Majestics finished third in London and eighth in Portland.
NIBLICKS GC – Hudson Swafford is the new US team captain. Swafford, who played for Tork GC in London before joining Nibrix GC in Portland, will take over from Graeme McDowell (now Cricks GC). Former Crashers GC Peter Wiehlin joined the team and Turk Pettit returned to the team after playing at Creeks GC in Portland.
PUNCH GC – Travis Smith joins the All Australian team captained by Wade Ormsby. Smith will make his third appearance for another team after playing for Crashers GC in London and Nibrix GC in Portland. Smith will replace Blake Windred in Australia in New South Wales. Matt Jones (T16) was the team’s top performer in Portland.
SMASHGC- New LIV golf member Jason Kokrak joins the team led by Brooks Koepka. The intense Kocurak has won three tournaments since October 2020, adding to a strong presence from the tee. Koepka finished sixth in his debut at Smash GC Portland, with all four players finishing in the top 30. Chase Koepka played at HyFlyers GC in London before joining his younger brother in Portland.
SINGER GC- Louis Oosthuizen, captain of the All-South African team, was most successful in the first two LIV golf events, winning by 14 strokes in London and finishing second in Portland. Stinger GC players won the first two trophies in Charles Schwartzel (London) and Branden Grace (Portland).