LIV Golf makes one player change ahead of first event in Bangkok

LIV Golf makes just the one change to its field ahead of its first event in Thailand. 

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Wed, 28 Sep 2022
LIV Golf makes one player change ahead of first event in Bangkok

LIV Golf has confirmed its full 48-man field ahead of its sixth tournament of the season and its first in Thailand from October 7 to 9.

Open champion Cameron Smith picked up his first LIV Golf title in just his second start in Chicago last time out and the Australian once again headlines the field at Stonehill in Bangkok alongside Dustin Johnson, who has accumulated the most money by quite some margin so far this season. 

In terms of changes to the last field in Chicago, there is just one substitution with Japan's Hideto Tanihara coming in to replace Spain's David Puig. 

Tanihara had played in the first four LIV Golf tournaments before he was removed from the field in Chicago, while Puig, who recently turned professional, has played in three events during the season. 

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Once again, players will be competing for a prize purse of $25 million, with the winner of the individual tournament taking home $4 million.

The winning team will then split a prize pot of $3 million, as Johnson's red-hot 4 Aces GC look to win for a fifth consecutive time. 

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Local fans will have another reason to cheer at the new Stonehill course with Thai players Sadom Kaewkanjana and Phachara Khongwatmai once again competing in the high-profile field thanks to their high standings in the Asian Tour and International Series Order of Merit.

The International Series is the Asian Tour’s ground-breaking new series of marquee events made possible through a 10-year, $300 million commitment by LIV Golf, with tournaments in venues such as Thailand, Singapore, Korea, Egypt and Morocco, as well as England so far this season. 

"The LIV Golf Invitational Bangkok marks a significant step for LIV Golf in Asia, a massive market with incredible passion for the sport," said LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman. 

"Our investment in the Asian Tour with The International Series has already begun to create new opportunities in golf.

"This tournament in Thailand is further proof of LIV Golf’s commitment to showcasing top competition amongst the best golfers on the planet while connecting with new audiences around the world.

"Excitement continues to build with each event, and we can’t wait to deliver a memorable tournament at Stonehill, a one-of-a-kind venue."

LIV Golf Bangkok marks the sixth of eight events in the 2022 schedule. 

The Saudi-bankrolled circuit will then head to Saudi Arabia the week after before its season-ending Tour Championship in Miami. 

LIV Golf this week confirmed that it has radically altered the format for the Tour Championship. 


Ancer, Abraham -- Mexico
Bland, Richard -- England
Canter, Laurie -- England
Casey, Paul -- England
Chacarra, Eugenio -- Spain
DeChambeau, Bryson -- USA
Garcia, Sergio -- Spain
Gooch, Talor -- USA
Grace, Branden -- South Africa
Horsfield, Sam -- England
Howell III, Charles -- USA
Johnson, Dustin -- USA
Jones, Matt -- Australia
Kaewkanjana, Sadom -- Thailand
Kaymer, Martin -- Germany
Khongwatmai, Phachara -- Thailand
Kim, Sihwan -- USA
Koepka, Brooks -- USA
Koepka, Chase -- USA
Kokrak, Jason -- USA
Lahiri, Anirban -- India
Leishman, Marc -- Australia
McDowell, Graeme -- Northern Ireland
Mickelson, Phil -- USA
Morgan, Jediah -- Australia
Na, Kevin -- USA
Niemann, Joaquin -- Chile
Norris, Shaun -- South Africa
Oosthuizen, Louis -- South Africa
Ormsby, Wade -- Australia
Ortiz, Carlos -- Mexico
Perez, Pat -- USA
Pettit, Turk -- USA
Piot, James -- USA
Poulter, Ian -- England
Reed, Patrick -- USA
Schwartzel, Charl -- South Africa
Smith, Cameron -- Australia
Stenson, Henrik -- Sweden
Swafford, Hudson -- USA
Tanihara, Hideto -- Japan
Tringale, Cameron -- USA
Uihlein, Peter -- USA
Varner III, Harold -- USA
Vincent, Scott -- Zimbabwe
Westwood, Lee -- England
Wiesberger, Bernd -- Austria
Wolff, Matthew -- USA

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