JEDDAH: The Saudi-backed LIV Golf firm on Wednesday revealed the 12 groups from the 48-player discipline competing within the LIV Golf Invitational Portland, the tour’s second occasion of the season happening from June 30 to July 2 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Membership in Oregon.
The LIV Golf Invitational Sequence options groups of 4 the place gamers compete as people and groups for each factors and prize cash. Captains and groups are finalized the week of every occasion, as every event could showcase a unique discipline.
Within the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational London at Centurion Membership, Stinger GC, with captain Louis Oosthuizen and fellow South Africans Charl Schwartzel, Hennie du Plessis and Branden Grace, took first place with a complete rating of 20-under par. The 4 gamers will once more compete collectively to defend the first-ever workforce title towards a discipline that showcases quite a lot of new workforce captains and rosters, in addition to main champions and rising stars making their debut.
Each workforce has a LIV Golf-appointed workforce captain who selects his squad. All members of the four-player groups, together with the captain, compete within the three-day event. The participant with the bottom 54-hole stroke play whole is the person winner. Within the workforce competitors, the most effective two stroke play scores within the first two rounds will depend for every workforce. For the third and closing spherical, the most effective three scores will depend. The bottom total workforce rating after 54 holes is the workforce winner.
Beneath are the workforce profiles for the LIV Golf Invitational Portland:
STINGER GC: All 4 gamers had been born in South Africa. Stinger GC received the inaugural workforce competitors on the LIV Golf Invitational London. Stinger members additionally took the highest three spots on the person leaderboard (1-Charl Schwartzel, 2-Hennie du Plessis, 3-Branden Grace).
CRUSHERS GC: New LIV Golf member Bryson DeChambeau takes over as captain. DeChambeau replaces Peter Uihlein, who led the workforce to a runner-up end in London. Uihlein, fourth individually in London, stays on the workforce. Newcomers embody South Africans Shaun Norris (previously of 4 Aces) and Justin Harding (previously of Hy Flyers).
MAJESTICKS GC: Lee Westwood takes over for Ian Poulter as captain of the all-English workforce. Poulter stays on the workforce, as does Laurie Canter and Sam Horsfield. Majesticks GC completed third in London and Horsfield was the highest Majesticks participant, ending fifth individually. Mixed, the gamers have made greater than 1,600 begins professionally.
TORQUE GC: This workforce has a wholly new lineup consisting of 4 gamers born in Japan. Hideto Tanihara (previously of Iron Heads GC) takes over for Talor Gooch as captain. Different new gamers embody Ryosuke Kinoshita (previously of Punch GC), Jinichiro Kozuma (previously of Smash GC) and Yuki Inamori (making his LIV Golf debut). Mixed, they’ve made practically 1,000 begins professionally.
4 ACES GC: Captain Dustin Johnson is the one carryover from London. His new workforce now contains three fellow Individuals — Patrick Reed, Pat Perez and Talor Gooch. Reed and Perez are making their LIV Golf debuts and Gooch was previously the Torque GC captain. Reed (2018) and Johnson (2020) have received two of the final 5 Masters. Mixed, the 4 gamers have made greater than 1,350 worldwide begins in skilled occasions.
CLEEKS GC: Martin Kaymer stays captain and Ian Snyman can also be a carryover from London. New workforce members embody Scott Vincent (previously of Smash GC) and Turk Pettit (previously of Niblicks GC). Snyman and Vincent had been amongst six gamers who certified for the LIV Golf Invitational London by way of the Worldwide Sequence. The 4 teammates are from totally different international locations — Germany (Kaymer), South Africa (Snyman), Vincent (Zimbabwe) and Pettit (US).
PUNCH GC: Wade Ormsby (captain), Matt Jones and Blake Windred are carryovers from London. Jediah Morgan (previously of Fireballs GC) joins the now all-Australian workforce. Punch loses its prime performer from London, Ryosuke Kinoshita (T-Thirteenth individually).
NIBLICKS GC: Captain Graeme McDowell is the one carryover from London. His new roster consists of Travis Smyth (previously of Crushers GC), Hudson Swafford (previously of Torque GC) and James Piot (previously of Fireballs GC). McDowell was his workforce’s prime performer in London, ending T-10 individually.
SMASH GC: New LIV Golf member Brooks Koepka takes over as captain of a workforce with a wholly new roster of gamers. His youthful brother Chase Koepka (previously of Hy Flyers GC) joins the workforce, as does Richard Bland (previously of Crushers GC) and Adrian Otaegui (previously of Torque GC). Otaegui completed T-6 individually in London.
HY FLYERS GC: Captain Phil Mickelson will get three new members with Matthew Wolff making his LIV Golf debut. Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger (former of Niblicks GC) and Thailand’s Itthipat Buranatanyarat (previously of Smash GC) be part of the 2 Individuals. Mickelson and Wolff are former NCAA Division I males’s golf champions.
FIREBALLS GC: Sergio Garcia is the lone carryover. The Spaniard stays captain of a workforce that features three gamers making their LIV Golf debuts and all 4 gamers are from Spanish-speaking international locations. Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz are from Mexico, and Eugenio Chacarra is from Spain. Chacarra, the number-two ranked novice making his professional debut in Portland, considers Garcia a mentor. Ancer and Ortiz competed within the Tokyo Summer time Olympics in 2021, whereas Garcia competed within the 2016 Video games in Rio de Janeiro.
IRON HEADS GC: Kevin Na (captain) and Sadom Kaewkanjana are carryovers from London. Newcomers embody Sihwan Kim (previously Smash GC captain) and Phachara Khongwatmai (previously of Crushers GC). Na and Kim had been born in Seoul, South Korea, and every moved to California at a younger age. Khongwatmai and Kaewkanjana are from Thailand.
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