We are at the penultimate event of the first LIV Golf Invitational Series and what a sensational, turbulent and controversial five-month period it has been.
The Saudi-backed series, commissioned by Greg Norman, has grabbed some of the biggest names and some of the best players in the world and they will be competing at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club from October 14-16.
Dustin Johnson heads into the seventh event as the individual champion and benefactor of the $18 million prize purse. He has tasted success before at this venue by winning the Saudi International twice and coming second once in the four years it has been played.
The course is located in King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia. It was first opened in 2017 and it has also hosted the Aramco Saudi Ladies International previously won by Lydia Ko and Georgia Hall.
Eugenio Chacarra-Lopez will enter the tournament as LIV's freshest winner after a three-shot victory at Stonehill Golf Club in Bangkok. He earned $4.75 after also winning the team format with Fireballs GC.
After the event in Jeddah has concluded, we will move on to the season-ending Team Championship which will take place at the Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami from October 28-30.
According to various reports, there is set to be a cut introduced to this event as LIV Golf continues its pursuit of Official World Golf Ranking points.
This will also be the second LIV event to be sanctioned by the MENA Tour. Both tours have started a strategic alliance together in order to finally obtain OWGR points, however, the OWGR stated that they were given "insufficient notice" to review their application.
This has since caused outrage from the likes of Greg Norman, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka who feel LIV Golf meet the criteria to gain OWGR points.
LIV Golf's highest earners through six events:
10. Peter Uihlein - $4,289,785
9. Henrik Stenson - $4,686,000
8. Carlos Ortiz - $4,723,600
7. Cameron Smith - $5,206,250
6. Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra - $5,640,000
5. Talor Gooch - $6,022,285
4. Charl Schwartzel - $6,529,500
3. Branden Grace - $7,703,666
2. Patrick Reed - $7,859,500
1. Dustin Johnson - $12,758,600
LIV Golf Jeddah Field:
- Abraham Ancer
- Richard Bland
- Laurie Canter
- Paul Casey
- Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra
- Bryson DeChambeau
- Sergio Garcia
- Talor Gooch
- Branden Grace
- Sam Horsfield
- Charles Howell III
- Dustin Johnson
- Matt Jones
- Sadom Kaewkanjana
- Martin Kaymer
- Phachara Khongwatmai
- Sihwan Kim
- Brooks Koepka
- Chase Koepka
- Jason Kokrak
- Anirban Lahiri
- Marc Leishman
- Graeme McDowell
- Phil Mickelson
- Jediah Morgan
- Kevin Na
- Joaquin Niemann
- Shane Norris
- Louis Oosthuizen
- Wade Ormsby
- Carlos Ortiz
- Pat Perez
- Turk Pettit
- James Piot
- Ian Poulter
- Patrick Reed
- Charl Schwartzel
- Cameron Smith
- Henrik Stenson
- Hudson Swafford
- Hideto Tanihara
- Cameron Tringale
- Peter Uihlein
- Harold Varner III
- Scott Vincent
- Lee Westwood
- Bernd Wiesberger
- Matthew Wolff
LIV Golf Jeddah teams:
|4 Aces||Hy Flyers||Punch GC||Cleeks GC|
|Dustin Johnson||Phil Mickelson||Cameron Smith||Martin Kaymer|
|Patrick Reed||Bernd Wiesberger||Marc Leishman||Graeme McDowell|
|Talor Gooch||Matthew Wolff||Matt Jones||Laurie Canter|
|Pat Perez||Cameron Tringale||Wade Ormsby||Richard Bland|
|Iron Heads||Smash GC||Crushers||Majesticks|
|Kevin Na||Brooks Koepka||Bryson DeChambeau||Lee Westwood|
|Sadom Kaewkanjana||Jason Kokrak||Paul Casey||Ian Poulter|
|Phachara Khongwatmai||Peter Uihlein||Charles Howell III||Henrik Stenson|
|Sihwan Kim||Chase Koepka||Anirban Lahiri||Sam Horsfield|
|Stinger GC||Fireballs GC||Niblicks GC||Torque GC|
|Louis Oosthuizen||Sergio Garcia||Harold Varner III||Joaquin Niemann|
|Charl Schwartzel||Abraham Ancer||Hudson Swafford||Scott Vincent|
|Branden Grace||Carlos Ortiz||James Piot||Hideto Tanihara|
|Shaun Norris||Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra||Turk Pettit||Jediah Morgan|
There is a $25m prize purse for LIV Golf Jeddah.
Here is the payout info:
WIN - $4,000,000
And the team payout info (split between each member):
WIN - $3,000,000 ($750,000 each)
2. $1,500,000 ($375,000 each)
3. $500,000 ($150,000 each)
How can I watch LIV Golf Jeddah?
You can watch LIV Golf Jeddah via YouTube or on LIV's official website.