LIV Golf Invitational Series Bedminster: Everything you need to know

This is everything you need to know about the third LIV Golf series event in New Jersey at Trump Bedminster with the new signings making their debuts.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2022
LIV Golf Invitational Series Bedminster: Everything you need to know

The third event of the LIV Golf Invitational series sees the players head to Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey.

South Africans Charl Schwartzel and Branden Grace have won the first two events of the LIV series, both scooping $4million. 

Schwartzel won the first event at Centurion Club just outside of London while Grace earned the victory in Portland at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.

Since then, we have played a major, the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews and it's fair to say the topic of LIV Golf was very much a talking point. 

The R&A confirmed that it was not on their agenda to ban LIV players going forward, though the chief executive of the governing body, Martin Slumbers, criticised the upstart by saying it was "not credible". 

LIV Golf, spearheaded by Greg Norman as the chief executive and bankrolled by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, have added to their roster recently. 

The latest players who have signed up include:

  • Henrik Stenson, who has now been stripped of the Ryder Cup Europe captaincy
  • Charles Howell III
  • Jason Kokrak

Howell III has made more than 600 starts on the PGA Tour in his career. Kokrak, a Golf Saudi ambassador, has finally confirmed his long-assumed interest in LIV. 

England's Paul Casey was also announced as a LIV Golf signee in the middle of the broadcast in Portland and he will be on Bryson DeChambeau's team. 

Newly-crowned Open champion Cameron Smith has also been rumoured to have been offered an eye-watering deal allegedly in the region of $125million to sign up for LIV Golf. 

Smith was involved in an awkward exchange when discussing the topic immediately after winning his first major. 

There are rumours Smith will play the FedEx Cup playoffs on the PGA Tour and sign up for LIV next year.

Elsewhere, there are a number of other players who are rumoured to be on the verge of joining. 

That includes the likes of Patrick Cantlay, Hideki Matsuyama, Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler and Tommy Fleetwood. 

Who are in the teams?

The teams have not been selected yet. They will be confirmed on the eve of the tournament with the debutants assigned their teams. 

These were the teams from the most recent event in Portland:

  • Stingers: Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Hennie Du Plessis, Branden Grace
  • Crushers: Bryson Dechambeau, Peter Uihlein, Shaun Norris, Justin Harding
  • Majesticks: Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter Laurie Canter, Sam Horsfield
  • Torque: Hideto Tanihara, Ryosuke Kinoshita, Jinichiro Kozuma, Yuki Inamori
  • 4 Aces: Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Pat Perez, Talor Gooch
  • Cleeks: Martin Kaymer, Ian Snyman, Scott Vincent, Turk Pettit
  • Punch: Wade Ormsby, Matt Jones, Blake Windre, Jediah Morgan
  • Niblicks: Graeme Mcdowell, Travis Smyth, Hudson Swafford, James Piot
  • Smash: Brooks Koepka, Chase Koepka, Richard Bland, Adrian Otaegui
  • Hy Flyers: Phil Mickelson, Matthew Wolff, Bernd Wiesberger, Itthipat Buranatanyarat
  • Fireballs: Sergio Garcia, Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Eugenio Chacarra
  • Iron Heads: Kevin Na, Sadom Kaewkanjana, Sihwan Kim, Phachara Khongwatmai

What is the prize purse?

The total prize purse for the first seven events is $25million, with the individual winner receiving $4million. 

Each member of the winning team takes home a further $750,000.

The eighth and final event of the LIV Golf inaugural series will be a knockout style team event with a prize purse of $50million.

What is the full break down of payouts?

1. $4,000,000
2. $2,125,000
3. $1,500,000
4. $1,050,000
5. $975,000
6. $800,000
7. $675,000
8. $625,000
9. $580,000
10. $560,000
11. $540,000
12. $450,000
13. $360,000
14. $270,000
15. $250,000
16. $240,000
17. $232,000
18. $226,000
19. $220,000
20. $200,000
21. $180,000
22. $172,000
23. $170,000
24. $168,000
25. $166,000
26. $164,000
27. $162,000
28. $160,000
29. $158,000
30. $156,000
31. $154,000
32. $152,000
33. $150,000
34. $148,000
35. $146,000
36. $144,000
37. $142,000
38. $140,000
39. $138,000
40. $136,000
41. $134,000
42. $132,000
43. $130,000
44. $128,000
45. $126,000
46. $124,000
47. $122,000
48. $120,000

What about the teams?

1. $3,000,000
2. $1,500,000
3. $500,000

When is it being played?

Between Friday, July 29 and Sunday, July 31. 

How can I watch?

You can follow the action on YouTube and the official LIV Golf website. 

Alternatively, viewers can also tune in and watch via DAZN. 

The action will start from 7pm BST. 

You can download the app for PC, Apple, Android, Fire TV, Roku and your smart TV. 

A membership for one month costs £7.99. 

What is the format?

The 48-player field is split into 12 teams. 

Each player plays as normal as an individual but there score will count towards the team element. 

The tournament is held over three rounds. 

There is a shotgun start, meaning every player starts on a different hole at the same time. 

There are no cuts. 

Anything else?

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