The Aussie switched from the PGA Tour along Joaquin Niemann, Harold Varner III, Cameron Tringale, Marc Leishman and Anirban Lahiri, with the sphere shaping out forward of the 2023 season too, regardless of rumours of extra gamers primed to make the transfer within the coming weeks or months.
The group match has been ruled by means of 4 Aces and Johnson, Reed and co. will most likely stay favourites once more regardless of the most recent reshuffle.
Here’s find out how to watch the Chicago match as LIV Golfing returns:
Right here’s the whole thing you want to find out about golfing’s latest excursion.
What’s LIV Golfing?
Experiences of a brand new breakaway league first emerged in 2019 however accumulated tempo ultimate 12 months as two-time Open champion Greg Norman turned into the face of the Saudi-backed LIV Golfing Collection as its leader govt.
With Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Fund financing the sequence, there’s a transparent hyperlink to the Saudi Arabia executive, whose file on human rights has been criticised by means of teams corresponding to Amnesty Global.
However what for a very long time used to be regarded as to be a bargaining danger to the normal PGA and DP International Excursions and not anything extra, took form because the LIV Golfing Collection, which additionally options new festival laws and what event organisers say is an “thrilling” new structure.
Is it on TV?
LIV Golfing has but to be picked up by means of a big broadcaster in the United Kingdom.
On the other hand, the motion is reside streamed totally free at the LIV Golfing YouTube channel and Fb web page.
What are the foundations?
LIV Golfing Collection occasions might be performed over 3 days and 54 holes, fairly than the normal four-day occasions with 72 holes. There received’t be a lower, both, so the 48 gamers who get started the week will play all 3 rounds.
There can be particular person and group competitions inside the similar match. The person festival might be received by means of the participant who shoots the bottom ranking over 54 holes, as standard.
The group festival, on the other hand, might be made up of 12 groups of 4 gamers, with group captains settling on the groups the usage of a ‘snake draft’ forward of each and every match. Groups may even have their very own distinctive names and symbols.
When it comes to scoring, the most efficient two particular person ratings will depend against the group’s general general around the opening two rounds, with the most efficient 3 ratings combining at the 3rd and ultimate spherical. The group with the bottom general ranking on the finish of the 3rd spherical would be the winner.
How will the season paintings and the place is the following match?
Chicago would be the 5th of 7 ‘common’ occasions this 12 months with the group championship forming the overall match of the season at Doral in Miami in October.
The group championship will see all 12 groups seeded and a four-day knockout event might be performed the usage of fit play scoring to resolve the winner, with a championship fit going down at the ultimate day.
A person champion can be topped the usage of issues gathered over the seven ‘common season’ occasions.
When is the Chicago match?
The 54-hole event will start on Friday 16 September and run thru to Sunday 18 September. The primary spherical begins at 1pm ET (6pm BST) at Wealthy Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, Illinois.
The most important names to begin with incorporated Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Louis Oosthuizen, Martin Kaymer, Sergio Garcia, Charl Schwartzel and Kevin Na. On the other hand, after its first match, LIV Golfing added main champions Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka and Patrick Reed to its ranks, earlier than tempting 2016 Open champion Henrik Stenson throughout forward of Bedminster – at which level the Swede was stripped of the Ryder Cup captaincy. Cameron Smith and Joaquin Niemann have been the headline names from the overall spherical of recruitment for this season and make their 2nd appearances in Chicago.
Complete participant listing for Chicago match
|MEX||Abraham Ancer||AUS||Jediah Morgan|
|ENG||Richard Bland||USA||Kevin Na|
|ENG||Laurie Canter||CHL||Joaquin Niemann|
|ENG||Paul Casey||RSA||Shaun Norris|
|ESP||Eugenio Chacarra||RSA||Louis Oosthuizen|
|USA||Bryson DeChambeau||AUS||Wade Ormsby|
|ESP||Sergio Garcia||MEX||Carlos Ortiz|
|USA||Talor Gooch||USA||Pat Perez|
|RSA||Branden Grace||USA||Turk Pettit|
|ENG||Sam Horsfield||USA||James Piot|
|USA||Charles Howell III||ENG||Ian Poulter|
|USA||Dustin Johnson||ESP||David Puig|
|AUS||Matt Jones||USA||Patrick Reed|
|THA||Sadom Kaewkanjana||RSA||Charl Schwartzel|
|GER||Martin Kaymer||AUS||Cameron Smith|
|THA||Phachara Khongwatmai||SWE||Henrik Stenson|
|USA||Sihwan Kim||USA||Hudson Swafford|
|USA||Brooks Koepka||USA||Cameron Tringale|
|USA||Chase Koepka||USA||Peter Uihlein|
|USA||Jason Kokrak||USA||Harold Varner III|
|IND||Anirban Lahiri||ZIM||Scott Vincent|
|AUS||Marc Leishman||ENG||Lee Westwood|
|NIR||Graeme McDowell||AUT||Bernd Wiesberger|
|USA||Phil Mickelson||USA||Matthew Wolff|
What are the groups?
- 4 Aces GC – Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Pat Perez, Talor Gooch
- Hy Flyers GC – Phil Mickelson, Bernd Wiesberger, Matthew Wolff, Cameron Tringale
- Punch GC – Cameron Smith, Marc Leishman, Matt Jones, Wade Ormsby,
- Cleeks GC – Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Laurie Canter, Richard Bland
- Iron Heads GC – Kevin Na, Sadom Kaewkanjana, Phachara Khongwatmai, Sihwan Kim
- Break GC – Brooks Koepka, Jason Kokrak, Peter Uihlein, Chase Koepka
- Crushers GC – Bryson DeChambeau, Paul Casey, Charles Howell III, Anirban Lahiri,
- Majesticks GC – Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson, Sam Horsfield
- Stinger GC – Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Shaun Norris
- Fireballs GC – Sergio Garcia, Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra
- Niblicks GC – Bubba Watson (non-playing captain), Harold Varner III, Hudson Swafford, James Piot, Turk Pettit
- Torque GC – Joaquin Niemann, Scott Vincent, David Puig, Jediah Morgan
How a lot is the prize cash?
Each and every common season match could have a prize fund of $25m – each and every participant within the box receives a lower, with a assured $4m for first and $120,000 for ultimate position. Of the $25m, $5m might be cut up between the highest 3 groups.
The highest 3 gamers within the general particular person championship will obtain a cut up of $30m, with the entire champion taking $18m, the runner-up receiving $8m and 3rd position getting $4m.
The season-ending group championship has a prize fund of $50m, with the successful group splitting $16m and the group who finishes ultimate receiving $1m. Each and every participant receives a 25 consistent with cent lower.
By means of comparability, the winner of the PGA Championship, considered one of golfing’s 4 majors, receives $3m out of a complete prize fund of $15m.
Person prize cash
Group prize cash