With the excitement building for this week's LIV Golf event in Australia, we've put together our top picks amongst the favs and outsiders to take home the spoils Down Under.
The course (The Grange GC in Adelaide, South Australia) is tight and short, so it's all about finding fairways this week. Short game is key, those with a hot flat stick are the ones to watch!
(For information on how to watch the event, tee times, teams etc, head on over to our preview of the LIV Golf Adelaide tournament.)
Cam Smith: He won on only his second LIV Golf start last year, now he's playing on home soil with the fans behind him. He's second on tour in Putting Average this year and if the Open champ was going to open his 2023 winning account, surely this is the week to do it.
Brooks Koepka: He's looking like his imperious best again, fresh off a T2 at the Masters. He's also the winner of the last LIV Golf event in Orlando. He's also not afraid to go low, currently sitting T4 for the season for birdie's made.
Peter Uihlein: In his last six LIV events (including last season), he's only finished outside the top 10 once. Mix in three runner-up finishes amongst those and based solely on form, Uihlein is knocking on the door.
Abraham Ancer: Although he's yet to bag a win or even a top 10 this year, Ancer is many people's pick for this week. Why? He's 2nd on tour this season for Fairways Hit and this course just seems setup for his game. He's also won on Aussie soil before #GoodVibes
Patrick Reed: A T4 at both the Masters and the last LIV event in Orlando shows that Reed is trending in the right direction. He's also 6th this season in Scrambling and short game is key this week and keeping those bogeys off the card.
Marc Leishman: He's yet to finish better than 13th in his LIV Golf career, however, he'll have the Aussie support and his game is more than a match for this particular course given how good he is off the tee. If he can get his putter working, could be his week.
Phil Mickelson: His LIV career is yet to catch fire with only one top 10 coming last season. Saying that, did you see him at the Masters this year!? He shot 65 (-7) in the final round to finish T2, not only was that his lowest final round score of his Masters career, it was also the lowest round ever for a golfer 50-or-older at the tournament.
Graeme McDowell: He's yet to have top 10 finish on the LIV Tour, however, this course fits his style of play. Distance is not so much a factor this week but keeping it in play is and G-Mac is T7 on Driving Accuracy this season. The course has also been likened to Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, a venue he won at back in 2013.
Matthew Wolff: Although winless on LIV so far, his results are unbelievably consistent. In his nine career events, five have been inside the top 10, including a runner-up finish. Consistent putting is vital this week and Wolff is currently 6th this season in Putting Average.
Henrik Stenson: He's already won on LIV, capturing the Bedminster event last season, he's also leading this year in Fairways Hit. Keeping it in play is going to be a huge advantage at The Grange and coming off an 11th in Orlando, Stenson could do well Down Under.