LIV Golf Invitational Series Chicago: Everything you need to know

This is everything you need to know about LIV Golf Chicago, taking place at Rich Harvest Farms Golf Club as the PGA Tour kicks off their 2022-2023 season.

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Tue, 13 Sep 2022
LIV Golf Invitational Series Chicago: Everything you need to know

LIV Golf Chicago is the fifth $25million tournament of the controversial series' inaugural eight-event season. 

The field has now been confirmed and Greg Norman has also snapped up the highly-ranked David Puig, who has now turned professional.

This 48-man, shotgun start tournament will take place at Rich Harvest Farms Golf Club over September 16-18. The action will begin from 1:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. BST 

The winner of the last event was Dustin Johnson, who slammed home a monster 40-foot eagle putt in Boston to win in a playoff over LIV debutants Anirban Lahiri and Joaquin Niemann. 

Lahiri, in particular, said that "loneliness" contributed in his decision to leave the PGA Tour. Another LIV debutant in Boston, Harold Varner III, drew plaudits when he said he was joining for the money. 

His wife also reportedly gave him some expletive-laden advice

Related: Dustin Johnson, WITB?

With his victory, Johnson took his on-course LIV earnings to $9,962,500.  

Scroll down to see LIV's highest earners so far.

LIV Golf Chicago will take place as the PGA Tour kicks off their 2022-2023 season with the Fortinet Championship at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California. Max Homa is the defending champion. 

It is also the first tournament played after sweeping changes were announced by the established American Tour in response to LIV. 

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are also launching a Monday night golf league, called TGL. 

Related: What is TGL?

What changes have the PGA Tour made?

  • The introduction of four elevated events (making the total 13)
  • The expansion of the Player Impact Program, doubling the prize purse to $100m available to the top-20 players
  • The launch of an Earnings Assurance and Travel Stipend Program
  • Changes to the qualifying criteria to the Sentry Tournament of Champions
  • Lifetime Membership awarded after 20 wins
  • The PGA Tour's top players have committed to compete in at least 20 events

The Elevated Events are:

  • Sentry Tournament of Champions
  • Genesis Invitational 
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational 
  • The Players
  • The Memorial
  • WGC Match Play 
  • Four more additional events to be confirmed
  • All three FedEx Cup playoff events

Related: Everything you need to know about LIV Golf

Scroll down to find out everything you need to know about LIV Golf Chicago:

Individuals:

  • Abraham Ancer
  • Anirban Lahiri
  • Bernd Wiesberger
  • Branden Grace
  • Brooks Koepka
  • Bryson DeChambeau
  • Cameron Smith
  • Cameron Tringale
  • Carlos Ortiz
  • Charl Schwartzel
  • Charles Howell III
  • Chase Koepka
  • David Puig
  • Dustin Johnson
  • Eugenio Chacarra
  • Graeme McDowell
  • Harold Varner III
  • Henrik Stenson
  • Hudson Swafford
  • Ian Poulter
  • James Piot 
  • Jason Kokrak
  • Jediah Morgan
  • Joaquin Niemann
  • Kevin Na
  • Laurie Canter
  • Lee Westwood
  • Louis Oosthuizen
  • Marc Leishman
  • Martin Kaymer
  • Matt Jones
  • Matthew Wolff
  • Pat Perez
  • Patrick Reed
  • Paul Casey
  • Peter Uihlein
  • Phachara Khongwatmai
  • Phil Mickelson
  • Richard Bland
  • Sadom Kaewkanjana
  • Sam Horsfield
  • Scott Vincent
  • Sergio Garcia
  • Shaun Norris
  • Sihwan Kim
  • Talor Gooch
  • Turk Pettit
  • Wade Ormsby

Related: The players already axed by LIV Golf

Teams:

  • 4 Aces GC - Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Pat Perez, Talor Gooch
  • Hy Flyers GC - Phil Mickelson, 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 Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra
  • Niblicks GC - Bubba Watson (non-playing captain), Harold Varner III, Hudson Swafford, James Piot, Turk Pettit
  • Torque GC - Joaquin Niemann, Scott Vincent, David Puig, Jediah Morgan

Prize purse:

There is a $25million prize purse at LIV Golf Chicago. 

Here is the payout info:

WIN - $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

And the team payout info (split between each member):

WIN - $3,000,000

2. $1,500,000

3. $500,000

Related: Percy reveals fallout after confirming Cam Smith was LIV-bound

How can I watch LIV Golf Chicago?

You can watch LIV Golf Chicago via YouTube or on the official website. You can also stream it on DAZN. 

LIV Golf's highest earners after Boston:

10. Pat Perez - $2,794, 667

9. Louis Oosthuizen - $3,376,667

8. Hennie Du Plessis - $3,530,000

7. Carlos Ortiz - $3,586,000

6. Henrik Stenson - $4,375,000

5. Patrick Reed - $4,652,000

4. Talor Gooch - $4,953,000

3. Charl Schwartzel - $5,635,000

2. Branden Grace - $7,368,333

1. Dustin Johnson - $9,962,500

Storylines:

LIV Golf have already snapped up a top-10 player in Smith, who made his debut in Boston and scooped another decent payday. 

But there are rumours that another top-10 player is reportedly on the brink of joining up with Norman et al. This player is reportedly aggrieved at the changes the PGA Tour have announced and even went as far as calling it "The Rory Tour" in a jibe at McIlroy. 

Xander Schauffele has also been speaking about Phil Mickelson on the topic of whether or not Lefty was "right all along" after the six-time major champion jabbed the PGA Tour in a recent interview. 

After LIV Golf Chicago, the series has three more stops. They will head to Bangkok, Jeddah and Miami for the season-ending Tour Championship at Trump Doral in Miami. 

Next page: Ian Poulter argues with Sky Sports reporter about LIV