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GolfMagic somewhat lost its marbles this afternoon and put all-LIV Golf Europe and United States teams together to see who would come out on top at Marco Simone Golf Club later this month.
To keep the qualification system fair, unlike the drama we have seen play out with captain picks over recent days in the real Ryder Cup, we have picked the leading 12 players for each team based on their positions in the LIV Golf League standings (as it stands prior to the next event in Chicago).
We have also handed Lee Westwood and Phil Mickelson deserved captain armbands.
Scroll down below to check out our two predicted teams, our predicted pairings for the fourballs and foursomes over the first two days, and then our predicted scoreline following the Sunday Singles...
LIV GOLF RYDER CUP 2023:
TEAM LIV USA VS TEAM LIV EUROPE
TEAM LIV GOLF USA
Captain: Phil Mickelson
- Talor Gooch
- Patrick Reed
- Brooks Koepka
- Bryson DeChambeau
- Dustin Johnson
- Harold Varner III
- Charles Howell III
- Peter Uihlein
- Cameron Tringale
- Brendan Steele
- Jason Kokrak
- Matt Wolff
We think Mickelson would be fairly chuffed with this 12-man team featuring four major champions. In terms of Lefty's most likely fourball pairings, there is no doubt he would be sending Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka out together in match one to bring home an early point. We could then see him sending Dustin Johnson out with Patrick Reed, solely based on their close 4 Aces GC ties. There is a strong chance Matt Wolff won't find himself playing alongside Koepka on either Friday or Saturday. Other appealing partnerships would be an all-Range Goats duo of Talor Gooch and Harold Varner III, and we could see Mickelson putting full faith in his fellow Hy Flyers Cameron Tringale and Brendan Steele to bring home the final point.
- Bryson DeChambeau & Brooks Koepka
- Dustin Johnson & Patrick Reed
- Talor Gooch & Harold Varner III
- Cameron Tringale & Brendan Steele
In the foursomes session, we could certainly see Mickelson mixing things up a bit. Koepka would likely be sent out with his fellow Smash GC member Jason Kokrak in match one, and DeChambeau would likely be joined by his Crushers teammate Charles Howell III in match two. In the third match, we could see Johnson out with his most recent 4 Aces GC signing Peter Uihlein, and in the final match of the session we think there is a strong chance Matt Wolff would partner up with Reed, who quite simply won't mind who is with as long as he brings home the point.
- Brooks Koepka & Jason Kokrak
- Bryson DeChambeau & Charles Howell III
- Dustin Johnson & Peter Uihlein
- Matt Wolff & Patrick Reed
Let's see what Team LIV Europe has to offer:
TEAM LIV GOLF EUROPE
Captain: Lee Westwood
- Sergio Garcia
- Richard Bland
- Henrik Stenson
- David Puig
- Eugenio Chacarra
- Ian Poulter
- Paul Casey
- Thomas Pieters
- Graeme McDowell
- Sam Horsfield
- Laurie Canter
- Bernd Wiesberger
Lee Westwood has been handed a team on paper that is certainly up against it, but there is a really nice blend of youth with experience here. There is no doubt in my mind that record European Ryder Cup points scorer Sergio Garcia would be out in match one with his Spanish compatriot Eugenio Chacarra. We would likely then see Westwood sending out his entire Majesticks GC squad at once with Sam Horsfield alongside his mentor and the Ryder Cup postman himself Ian Poulter in match two, and the experienced head of Henrik Stenson out with Laurie Canter. In the final match of the session, Westwood would likely put two former Ryder Cup stars together in Paul Casey and Thomas Pieters.
- Sergio Garcia & Eugenio Chacarra
- Ian Poulter & Sam Horsfield
- Henrik Stenson & Laurie Canter
- Paul Casey & Thomas Pieters
In the foursomes, we think Westwood would send Garcia out with another Spanish compatriot in Davig Puig. In match two, we think Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter would be sent out together in what would be the most experienced partnership of the week. In match three, Westwood would then likely send out Richard Bland with Graeme McDowell in an all-Cleeks partnership, before letting Bernd Wiesberger loose alongside Pieters in the final match of the session.
- Sergio Garcia & Davig Puig
- Ian Poulter & Henrik Stenson
- Richard Bland & Graeme McDowell
- Bernd Wiesberger & Thomas Pieters
Let's see the scores on the doors:
TEAM LIV USA 16 - 12 TEAM LIV EUROPE
We think it would be a close match heading into the Sunday Singles with the game finely poised after Friday and Saturday's fourballs and foursomes action at 9-7. But Mickelson's stars and stripes would likely just have a little too much firepower for Westwood's blue and yellow army and we could see Lefty lifting the inaugural LIV Ryder Cup following a snug four-point winning margin, 16-12.
You can all rest easy tonight now...
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