LIV GOLF INVITATIONAL PORTLAND TO DEBUT MAJOR CHAMPIONS, INTERNATIONAL STARS AND FAN FAVORITES

LIV GOLF INVITATIONAL PORTLAND TO DEBUT MAJOR CHAMPIONS

BROOKS KOEPKA, BRYSON DECHAMBEAU AND PATRICK REED,

INTERNATIONAL STAR ABRAHAM ANCER AND FAN FAVORITE PAT PEREZ

 

In Only Second Event, LIV Golf Players Represent Nine of the Last 21 Major Winners;

Team Captains for Portland Announced

London and West Palm Beach (June 22, 2022) – LIV Golf today announced the global field of players and the 12 team captains that will tee off at the second tournament of the season, the LIV Golf Invitational Portland, taking place June 30-July 2 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Oregon.

Pumpkin Ridge is set to host the second LIV GOLF event.

Among the headline players making their LIV Golf debuts are four-time major champion and former world No. 1 Brooks Koepka, 2020 U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, 2018 Masters champion and Ryder Cup star Patrick Reed, and international sensation and current world No. 20 Abraham Ancer. Pat Perez, a fan favorite who boasts 74 top-10 finishes including four professional wins, and Yuki Inamori, a four-time winner on Japanese tours with 39 top-10 finishes as a pro, also make their first appearances with LIV Golf. 

 Three weeks after LIV Golf’s historic launch at Centurion Club in London, the Portland field will showcase nine of the last 21 major winners, four former world No. 1 players and nearly half of its competitors currently ranked in the top 100. The global field represents 12 different countries and a combined 20 major titles, as well as future stars of the game who earned an NCAA National Championship, US Amateur Championships and professional tour wins among their accomplishments. Players will compete in golf’s most exciting new format for $25 million and the chance to become the second individual and team champions for LIV Golf. 

 Players confirmed for the LIV Golf Invitational Portland (country of origin and OWGR listed):

 

Last NameFirst NameCountryOWGRCareer Highlights
AncerAbrahamMEX20Three professional wins
BlandRichardENG69Two career wins
BuranatanyaratItthipatTHA607Three wins on the Asian Development Tour
CanterLaurieENG122One professional win
DeChambeauBrysonUSA30Major champion; 10 professional wins
Du PlessisHennieRSA134Three professional wins
GarciaSergioESP59Major champion; 36 career victories
GoochTalorUSA39Two professional wins
GraceBrandenRSA12514 professional wins
HardingJustinRSA11411 professional wins
HorsfieldSamENG77Three professional wins
InamoriYukiJPN106Four professional wins
JohnsonDustinUSA16Former World No. 1; Two-time major champion
JonesMattAUS72Four professional wins
KaewkanjanaSadomTHA119Former Asian Tour Order of Merit leader (2 wins)
KaymerMartinGER224Former World No. 1; Two-time major champion
KhongwatmaiPhacharaTHA136Youngest player to win pro event (2013)
KimSihwanUSA137Two Asian Tour wins
KinoshitaRyosukeJPN91Three professional wins
KoepkaBrooksUSA19Former World No. 1; Four-time major champion
KoepkaChaseUSA1607Six professional top-10 finishes
KozumaJinichiroJPN109Two professional wins
McDowellGraemeNIR372Major champion; 16 victories
MickelsonPhilUSA836X major champion; World Golf Hall of Fame
MorganJediahAUS2512021-22 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit
NaKevinUSA34Nine professional victories
NorrisShaunRSA7612 professional wins
OosthuizenLouisRSA23Major champion; 20 professional wins
OrmsbyWadeAUS285Four professional wins
OtaeguiAdrianESP169Three professional wins
PerezPatUSA170Four professional wins; 74 top-10 finishes
PettitTurkUSA6152021 NCAA Division I Men’s Champion
PiotJamesUSA17852021 U.S. Amateur Champion
PoulterIanENG9819 professional victories; former World No. 5
ReedPatrickUSA38Major champion; Nine professional wins
SchwartzelCharlRSA123Major champion; London Invitational Winner
SmythTravisAUS405International Series Order of Merit Qualifier
SnymanIanRSA379International Series Order of Merit Qualifier
SwaffordHudsonUSA96Four professional wins; 12 top 10 finishes
TaniharaHidetoJPN18316 professional victories
UihleinPeterUSA329Former No. 1 Amateur; Four professional wins
VincentScottZIM92Four professional wins
WestwoodLeeENG85Former World No. 1; 44 professional wins
WiesbergerBerndAUT9713 professional victories
WindredBlakeAUS269Earned first professional win in 2021

*Note: The final three players will be announced in the coming days.

The Brother’s Koepka will be present in Portland.

“Coming off our successful launch in London, we take another leap forward with our strengthened field for Portland. Record-setting champions, global ambassadors and rising stars are showing that players are eager to get involved with our innovative model that stresses camaraderie, competition, and above all, fun, that drives a new and entertaining product for today’s golf fans,” said Greg Norman, CEO and Commissioner of LIV Golf. “The response after one event has been overwhelming. Free agency has officially come to golf. I’m proud of this field and our entire team that is committed to creating a new and exciting future for this sport.”  

 The 48-man field in Portland will play across 12 teams of four players each. Teams for Portland will be announced on Tuesday, June 28 following a draft during which team captains will select players from the field via a snake format. The team captains announced for the Portland Invitational are:

The LIV Golf Invitational Portland offers opportunities for golfers from around the world including the Asian Tour, DP World Tour, PGA Tour, Sunshine Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia and Japan Golf Tour, as well as leading players from The International Series, which launched in Thailand in March, and top finishers from the LIV Golf Invitational Series. LIV Golf will continue to reward players that compete and perform well in LIV events, with a broad spectrum of exemption categories designed to ensure it delivers new opportunities for international golfers, as well as pathways for amateurs and the next generation of leading players, into elite professional golf. 

 Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel earned first prize in the individual competition at the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational London at Centurion Club. Stinger GC, Schwartzel’s team captained by major champion Louis Oosthuizen, took the team honors with fellow South Africans and teammates Hennie du Plessis and Branden Grace finishing second and third, respectively. Stinger GC finished with a total score of 20-under-par, besting the second-place competition by 14 strokes.

 The LIV Golf Invitational Series launched June 9 to a worldwide audience showcasing its new, innovative format with more action, shotgun starts and no cut. Complete, live coverage of LIV Golf tournaments is globally available direct to fans on LIVGolf.comYouTube and Facebook.LIV Golf event broadcasts are also aired live on a global roster of leading premium and free-to-air broadcasters providing coverage in over 150 territories around the world. The list of international networks covering the LIV Golf Invitational Series is available on LIVGolf.com.

 LIV Golf is owned and operated by LIV Golf Investments whose vision and mission are centered around making holistic and sustainable investments to enhance the global golf ecosystem and unlock the sport’s untapped worldwide potential. 

About LIV Golf Investments  

LIV Golf Investments is a newly formed company, with group companies in the USA and UK. Its purpose is to holistically improve the health of professional golf on a global scale to help unlock the sports’ untapped potential. Greg Norman is the first and founding CEO of LIV Golf Investments. PIF, one of the world’s largest wealth funds, with a diverse international investment portfolio, is the

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