The LIV Golf Invitational Series is returning to action with its fifth event of the year about to start in Chicago. Let us find out all that you need to know about the LIV Golf Chicago 2022.
LIV Golf is a professional golf tour established in 2022. Ever since its launch, it is operating as a rival to the PGA Tour. It was subjected to a lot of controversy as the funds for this tour are said to come from Saudi-Arabia black money. However, having arranged four events already in 2022, the controversial tour keeps causing defections in the PGA Tour.
Now the Saudi-backed and Greg-Norman-led tour heads to Illinois, with the tournament starting on the 16th of September at the Rich Harvest Farms. The field is of 48 players, and 13 of them are ranked in the top 50. Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Joaquin Niemann, and Bryson DeChambeau are among the many top golfers who will tee off this Friday to get themselves a share of the total prize pool of $25 million.
However, the biggest name among the participants is world no. 2 Cameron Smith, who last month announced his partnership with LIV on the back of a huge deal of a reported $143 million. This marks the 2nd tournament for the defending Open Championship winner in the LIV Golf Invitational Series.
When is LIV Golf Chicago 2022?
The LIV Golf Chicago 2022 is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET this Friday on September 16. The tournament will continue till September 18, with the final round being played on Sunday.
LIV Golf Chicago 2022 Schedule:
|Round||Date||Start Time (ET)|
|1||16 Sept||1 p.m.|
|2||17 Sept||1 p.m.|
|3||18 Sept||1 p.m|
Where is the event taking place?
- Venue: Rich Harvest Farms
- Location: Sugar Grove, Illinois
- Length: 7,735 yards (7,073 m)
The LIV Golf Chicago 2022 will be taking place at The Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois, outside of Chicago. A private golf course built in 1989, Rich Harvest Links has a length of 7,112 yards.
How to Watch LIV Golf Chicago 2022 on TV?
As of now, LIV Golf will not be telecasted on any TV Channels.
With most of the top TV networks like ESPN, NBC, and CBS signed up with the PGA Tour, the only option left for LIV was FOX. However, following FOX’s disinterest to broadcast the sport, the Greg Norman-led tour decided to not sell its TV rights for the 2022 season.
How to watch live stream of the tournament?
- LIV Golf Website
The above-mentioned platforms will livestream the LIV Golf Chicago 2022 event for the fans of the sport across the world.
LIV Golf Chicago 2022 Groups and Tee Times:
Each of the groups are scheduled to tee off at 01:15 pm ET. For its competitions, LIV Golf uses a shotgun start in which all players take the field simultaneously from different tees.
Dustin Johnson, Anirban Lahiri, Joaquin Niemann
Henrik Stenson, Abraham Ancer, Matthew Wolff
Bryson DeChambeau, Lee Westwood, Cameron Smith
Patrick Reed, Cameron Tringale, Ian Poulter
Jason Kokrak, Charles Howell III, Branden Grace
Pat Perez, Kevin Na, Martin Kaymer
Laurie Canter, Shaun Norris, Peter Uihlein
Hudson Swafford, Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra, David Puig
Wade Ormsby, Scott Vincent, Sihwan Kim
Richard Bland, Sam Horsfield, Turk Pettit
Chase Koepka, Jediah Morgan, James Piot
Sadom Kaewkanjana, Bernd Wiesberger, Charl Schwartzel
Graeme McDowell, Matt Jones, Phachara Khongwatmai
Louis Oosthuizen, Carlos Ortiz, Marc Leishman
Harold Varner III, Sergio Garcia, Brooks Koepka
Phil Mickelson, Talor Gooch, Paul Casey
The 48 players are divided into four teams. Let us check out the list of the teams and their players.
|4 Aces GC||Dustin Johnson||Patrick Reed||Talor Gooch||Pat Perez|
|HY Flyers GC||Phil Meckelson||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|
|Smash 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 Aancer||Carlos Ortiz||Eugenio Chacarra|
|Niblicks GC||Bubba Watson*
Harold Varner III
|Hudson Swafford||James Piot||Turk Pettit|
|Torque GC||Joaquin Niemann||Scott Vincent||David Puig||Jediah Morgan|