The LIV Golf Invitational Series will hold its very first event on June 9-11. The very first league tournament will be held in London at Centurion Club. Along with the money paid out to golfers, another reason why LIV Golf looks to be exciting is the team format.
Prior to every event, there will be a LIV Golf team draft for that tournament. For London, the draft took place today, June 7th. Below, we’ll go over the LIV Golf teams and draft results for the London tournament this week. We will also discuss the LIV format, schedule and betting odds to win London.
LIV Golf Format
The LIV Golf events are all three-round, 54-hole contests. There are 48 players and no cuts. They also feature shotgun starts, meaning every golfer begins at the same time, but at a different hole.
Each tournament will be a three-round, 54-hole contest with 48 players and no cuts. The events feature shotgun starts (every player starts at the same time, but at a different hole) and a team element. Of course, there is also a team event, which has fans intrigued.
The individual scoring is judged by stroke play, like any other golf event you have seen. For the team events, there are 12 four-person groups that are determined by a draft during the week of each event. The best two stroke play scores over the first two rounds will count for each team, then the best three will count in the final round. The team with the lowest overall score after 54 holes will be named the team winner.
The Team Championship will be a four-day, four-round, match-play knock-out event in Miami from October 27-30.
LIV Golf Teams and Draft Results for London
Each LIV Golf tournament has a $25 million purse, with $20 million going to individual performances and a $5 million split between the top three teams ($3 to the winning team). The eighth and final tournament of the season will be the $50 million Team Championship.
The team names below all have golf connotations and end with “GC” for Golf Club. Captains (bolded) drafted their teams and had 54 seconds to make each pick. Along with 54 holes per tournament, the 54 seconds stick to the overall 54 theme. LIV, of course, is 54 in Roman numerals.
Here are the LIV Golf teams and draft results for London.
4 ACES GC
HY FLYERS GC
TK Chantananuwat (a)
IRON HEADS GC
Hennie du Plessis
David Puig (a)
James Piot (a)
Following the LIV Golf teams draft, Kevin Na and Peter Uihlein made a trade, exchanging Hideto Tanihara and Richard Bland.
Betting Odds to Win LIV Golf London | LIV London Field
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|Dustin Johnson||+500||Talor Gooch||+900|
|Louis Oosthuizen||+1000||Kevin Na||+1200|
|Sergio Garcia||+1400||Bernd Wiesberger||+1600|
|Matt Jones||+2000||Sam Horsfield||+2000|
|Oliver Bekker||+2500||Laurie Canter||+2500|
|Justin Harding||+2500||Charl Schwartzel||+2800|
|Pablo Larrazabal||+3300||Ian Poulter||+3300|
|Lee Westwood||+3300||Phil Mickelson||+3300|
|Scott Vincent||+3500||Hennie Du Plessis||+3500|
|Branden Grace||+3500||Adrian Otaegui||+3500|
|Richard Bland||+4000||Hudson Swafford||+4500|
|Martin Kaymer||+5500||Peter Uihlein||+5500|
|Shaun Norris||+6000||Graeme McDowell||+6000|
|JC Ritchie||+6000||Sadom Kaewkanjana||+7000|
|Sihwan Kim||+7000||Wade Ormsby||+7000|
|Phachara Khongwatmai||+8500||Hideto Tanihara||+8500|
|Turk Pettit||+9000||Ian Snyman||+11000|
|Ryosuke Kinoshita||+11000||Travis Smyth||+13500|
|Jinichiro Kozuma||+13500||David Puig||+15000|
|Jediah Morgan||+16500||Ratchanaon Chantananuwat||+16500|
|Blake Windred||+16500||Andy Ogletree||+17500|
|Chase Koepka||+20000||Itthipat Burantanyarat||+22500|
|Oliver Fisher||+25000||Viraj Madappa||+25000|
|James Piot||+25000||Kevin Yuan||+25000|