Six-time major champion Phil Mickelson will lead the "Hy Flyers" team in the first event of the LIV Golf Invitational Series.
Mickelson announced on Monday night that he will play in the first event of the new breakaway series, commissioned by Greg Norman, and he has been made a team captain.
As well as the 51-year-old, Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen, Ian Poulter, Dustin Johnson and Graeme McDowell will lead teams named "Fire Balls, Stinger, Majesticks, 4 Aces and Niblicks."
Each team has a pre-appointed captain who will select their three open positions via a snake-style draft format on Tuesday. All members of each team will compete in the three-day event.
Captains and team names for the first LIV event. Phil Mickelson’s team is the “Hy Flyers.” pic.twitter.com/mwEvs88XDN— The Fried Egg (@the_fried_egg) June 7, 2022
Kevin Na, Martin Kaymer, Peter Uihlein, Sihwan Kim, Talor Gooch and Wade Orsmby will captain teams named "Iron Heads, Cleeks, Crushers, Smash, Torque and Punch."
Ahead of the event at Centurion Golf Club in St. Albans, Na, Johnson, Oosthuizen and Garcia have all resigned from the PGA Tour as they look to branch out.
Na, 38, announced on June 4 on social media that he left the PGA Tour to avoid punishment and legal action with the circuit.
As for Johnson, he revealed his resignation in a press conference at Centurion on Tuesday morning but the two-time major champion intends to keep playing in the majors.
The 37-year-old will now be ineligible to play for the US Ryder Cup team in 2023. He has represented America five times at the event, gaining the maximum five points at last year's event at Whistling Straits.