LIV Golf Jeddah 2022: Picks, Fields, Team Distribution

The LIV Golf Tour is the latest Tour addition in the golf world. This Saudi-backed Tour has already garnered a lot of attention since its launch in October 2021. As the inaugural season of the Tour is coming to an end, there is one Tour event left. Which is the upcoming LIV Golf Jeddah. The event is set to happen on upcoming Friday, October 14, 2022.

At the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club, the event will feature 48 golf players. Ex-PGA Tour stars such as Cameroon Smith, Cameron Tringale, Bryson DeChambeau, and many more will be participating for the final event title of the 2021-22 LIV Golf tour season. Let us look at the team distribution, picks, and odds of the upcoming event.

LIV Golf Jeddah 2022 Team Distribution and Player Field:

The LIV Golf Jeddah event will feature a knockout team championship format. As a result, 48 players will be divided into 12 different groups. Each group will consist of a captain and 3 members. All teams will tee off at the same time on 12 different holes. Let us look at the team distribution of the upcoming event –

Team Captain Members
4 Aces Dustin Johnson Pat Perez, Patrick Reed, Talor Gooch
Cleeks Martin Kaymer Graeme McDowell, Richard Bland, Laurie Canter
Crushers Bryson DeChambeau Paul Casey, Charles Howell III, Anirban Lahiri
Fireballs Sergio Garcia Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra
Hy Flyers Phil Mickelson Bernd Wiesberger, Matthew Wolff, Cameron Tringale
Iron Heads Kevin Na Sadom Kaewkanjana, Phacara Khongwatmai, Sihwan Kim
Majesticks Lee Westwood Ian Poulter, Sam Horsfield, Henrik Stenson
Niblicks Bubba Watons (non-playing) Harold Varner III, Hudson Swafford, James Piot, Turk Petit
Punch Cameron Smith Marc Leishman, Matt Jones, Wade Ormsby
Smash Brooks Koepka Jason Kokrak, Peter Uihlein, Chase Koepka
Stinger Louis Oosthuizen Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Shaun Norris
Torque Joaquin Niemann Scott Vincent, Hideto Tanihara, Jediah Morgan

Top Picks of LIV Golf Jeddah:

While there will be many established golfers competing, three individuals stand out as clear favorites for the upcoming event, according to our analysis. They are –

  • Dustin Johnson
  • Cameron Smith
  • Joaquin Niemann

Dustin Johnson started establishing himself as a strong player in the LIV Golf tour at the beginning. Since his debut, Johnson participated in five events and ranked within top-8 in four of them. Additionally, thanks to his playstyle, Additionally, the simplicity of the Royal Greens field will work to his advantage because of the nature of his gameplans.

Cameron Smith is regarded as one of the top players on the tour by both admirers and critics. He won a title in his second start at the LIV Golf tour. While he missed the following event and did not perform well in the recent ones. The player is still in his prime, having won nine titles in four different tours.

Fans are concerned about Joaquin Niemann’s inconsistent putting. Still, according to the analytics, he is a strong candidate with an overall stable performance record throughout the season. He has finished inside the Top 20 in all three of his appearances on this rival circuit. Furthermore, two of those finishes were inside the Top 5.

Aside from the three favorites, fans should look out for Patrick Reed and Ian Poulter’s gameplay. Eugenio Chacarra, the winner of the recent LIV Golf Bangkok event, will also compete in the event.

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