LIV GOLF DEBUTS AT THE READY: Koepka, Dechambeau and Reed all set to join Johnson in Portland
LIV Golf today announced the global field of players and the 12 team captains that will tee off at the second tournament of the season, the LIV Golf Invitational Portland, taking place 30 June - 2 July at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Oregon.
Among the headline players making their LIV Golf debuts are four-time major champion and former world No. 1 Brooks Koepka, 2020 U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, 2018 Masters champion and Ryder Cup star Patrick Reed, and international sensation and current world No. 20 Abraham Ancer. Pat Perez, a fan favorite who boasts 74 top-10 finishes including four professional wins, and Yuki Inamori, a four-time winner on Japanese tours with 39 top-10 finishes as a pro, also make their first appearances with LIV Golf.
Three weeks after LIV Golf’s historic launch at Centurion Club in London, the Portland field will showcase nine of the last 21 major winners, four former world No. 1 players and nearly half of its competitors currently ranked in the top 100. The global field represents 12 different countries and a combined 20 major titles, as well as future stars of the game who earned an NCAA National Championship, US Amateur Championships and professional tour wins among their accomplishments. Players will compete in golf’s most exciting new format for $25 million and the chance to become the second individual and team champions for LIV Golf.
Players confirmed for the LIV Golf Invitational Portland:
Greg Norman, CEO and Commissioner of LIV Golf, said: “Coming off our successful launch in London, we take another leap forward with our strengthened field for Portland. Record-setting champions, global ambassadors and rising stars are showing that players are eager to get involved with our innovative model that stresses camaraderie, competition, and above all, fun, that drives a new and entertaining product for today’s golf fans.
“The response after one event has been overwhelming. Free agency has officially come to golf. I’m proud of this field and our entire team that is committed to creating a new and exciting future for this sport.”
The 48-man field in Portland will play across 12 teams of four players each. Teams for Portland will be announced on Tuesday 28 June following a draft during which team captains will select players from the field via a snake format.
The team captains announced for the Portland Invitational are:
Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel earned first prize in the individual competition at the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational London at Centurion Club. Stinger GC, Schwartzel’s team captained by major champion Louis Oosthuizen, took the team LIV Golf today announced the global field of players and the 12 team captains that will tee off at the second tournament of the season.
The LIV Golf Invitational Series launched June 9 to a worldwide audience showcasing a new, innovative format with more action, shotgun starts and no cut. Complete, live coverage of LIV Golf tournaments is globally available direct to fans on LIVGolf.com, YouTube and Facebook. LIV Golf event broadcasts are also aired live on a global roster of leading premium and free-to-air broadcasters providing coverage in over 150 territories around the world. The list of international networks covering the LIV Golf Invitational Series is available on LIVGolf.com.